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Volcanoes Writing Assignment
Julie Baldwin, University of Montana-Missoula, The
Students write an original work of fiction pertaining to the geology of stratovolcanoes and their eruptive hazards.

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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
This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans. -

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.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Tsunami assignment
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Students read reports about potential sources for tsunamis on the US east coast and compare them with previously discussed dangers for the west cost.

Earthquake Compare and Contrast Paper
Sarah "Sally" Zellers, University of Central Missouri
Students will write a research paper comparing the Sumatran (2004) and Tohoku (2011) tsunami generating earthquakes.

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. -

Yellowstone Thought Questions
Barbara Nash
These thought questions provide students the opportunity to critically think about features they see on a field trip through Yellowstone National Park.

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