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Earthquake Machine Demonstration part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This classroom activity is a demonstration where students predict what will happen under various conditions. The "Earthquake Machine" shows relationships between stress, strain, friction along the fault ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Earthquakes part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This activity uses geoinformatics to understand the world around us with an emphasis on earthquakes.

Subject: Geoscience: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Interpretation of plate boundaries from topography, bathymetry, volcanoes, and earthquake focal depths using Google Earth and OneNote part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Students are provided with data on topography, bathymetry, locations of earthquakes and volcanoes and earthquake focal depths in Google Earth. They are asked to plot a cross-section of topography/bathymetry and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geodynamics

Earth's Surface Features part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This Lecture Tutorial is designed for students to work on in groups after the students have learned about basic surface features and how they relate to planets in general. The tutorial is designed to help students ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes

Introducing Geologic Map Interpretation and Cross Section Construction Using Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
A highly effective, non-traditional approach for using Google Earth to teach strike, dip, and geologic map interpretation. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology

Tracking Tectonic Plates Using Two Independent Methods part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students use two independent methods to determine relative plate motions across a plate boundary. They find that plate tectonic theory generally holds up but also discover sophisticated detail (e.g. velocities ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Morphological Classification of Shorelines based on Hydrographic Regime part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Through Google Earth, students will be introduced to a variety of depositional coastal forms, and then given a series of locations from which they are to answer questions relating to the shoreline feature observed. ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone

Volcanoes Around the Globe part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Structural Geometry from Outcrop Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Using Google Earth, students will investigate the relationship between the geometry of rock bodies and their outcrop patterns.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geomorphology

In Search of GLOBE Data part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Students use on-line GLOBE search tools to locate and display data from schools and use the data to answer questions regarding weather and climate. Answer key provided.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Regional climates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Geography:Physical



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