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Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Subject: Geoscience: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science

Matlab Module to Delineate Zones of Contribution part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
This module includes two Matlab routines to delineate zones of contribution. Students can vary aquifer parameters and stresses and observe the effects on the zone of contribution.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water: Unsaturated zone/recharge

Using the EXCEL Woburn Flow and Transport Model to Teach Modeling Concepts part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
Modeling ties together many subjects taught in an introductory hydrogeology course. The goals of this activity are for students to learn why scientists and engineers use models, what types of models are commonly ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater flow, Aquifer properties, Groundwater modeling, Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Groundwater , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Contaminant hydrology

The 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
In this multi-part activity, students study seismograms from different seismic stations recording the Sumatra earthquake of December 26th, 2004 and then determine the epicenter of the quake and track the tsunami it ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Introduction to Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Uses maps created in Google Earth to explore concepts of plate tectonics including locations of plate boundaries, age of the sea floor, and distribution of earthquakes

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Seismology

Connecting Cross-Sectional Data from the Red Sea to Plate Tectonics part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Students will use map views and cross-sectional profiles across the Red Sea to determine plate tectonic processes in the region. Google Earth is a technological tool used to facilitate the investigation.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings

Concept Test: Mid-Ocean Ridges part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Single item multiple choice questions, based on mid-ocean ridge bathymetric data, suitable for using in the middle of a lecture to assess students' learning of basic plate tectonic concepts.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geoscience:Oceanography

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:Geomorphology, Structural Geology

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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