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Old Sticks in the Mud: Hazards of Lahars from Mount Rainier Volcano
Patrick Pringle, Centralia College
Volcanic debris flows (lahars) flow long distances, bury and aggrade river valleys, and cause long-term stream disturbances and dramatic landscape changes. Students will evaluate the nature, scale, and history of ...
Reducing Volcanic Hazards to People and Property - An Assignment with Electronic Peer Review
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine (for the Council on Undergraduate Research)
This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans. -
Plate Tectonics writing assignment suitable for Calibrated Peer Review
Bill Prothero, University of California-Santa Barbara
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics. -
Historical Volcanic Eruptions
Jeffrey Nunn, Louisiana State University
Students are asked to individually research and write a paper on a historical volcanic eruption and then are formed into groups to create a 10 minute stand-alone PowerPoint presentation which is shown and discussed ...
Natural Disaster Risk at Home
Ian MacMillan, Pomona College
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.
Yellowstone Thought Questions
These thought questions provide students the opportunity to critically think about features they see on a field trip through Yellowstone National Park.