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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: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

Weathering and mass wasting part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This class exercise is an opportunity for students to apply textbook information about weathering and mass wasting to local and nationally-recognized surface features, such as Stone Mountain (GA), Half Dome (CA), ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils

Geologic Structures Lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
In class activity involving a thought exercise about rock rheology, discussion and drawing of simple brittle and ductile structures, and then reading an article about how the depth of the brittle-ductile transition ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials

Using GIS to Construct Water Table Maps and Flow Nets part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
Seepage lake elevation data from the Sand Hills of Nebraska is used to construct a water table map and flow net using ESRI's ArcMap software. Students learn how to use GIS software to analyze patterns of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater flow

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

Stratospheric Ozone part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion



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