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    Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
    In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations. -

    Hotspot Lesson: Hotspot Theory and Plate Velocities part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This activity provides the students with a data set of ages of some of the Hawaiian Volcanoes and seamounts and how far they are from the active volcanism (considered to be the location of the hotspot). By plotting the data on a graph and fitting the data with a line of best fit, the plate velocity can be estimated by taking the slope of the line.

    Magma Viscosity Demos part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
    This is an interactive lecture where students answer questions about demonstrations shown in several movie files. They learn to connect what they have learned about molecules, phases of matter, silicate crystal ...

    Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
    Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

    Hotspot Lesson: Samoan Hotspot part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This lesson discusses the similarities and difference between Samoa and Hawaii. Both Samoa and Hawaii are island chains in the Pacific and thought to be the result of hotspots.