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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

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students work with data bases and GIS to develop saturated thickness maps. Each data base consists of observations made by drillers where they have encountered the High Plains aquifer base and the annual ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Ground Water

Introduction to Digital Mapping with a PocketPC part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
This project is an introduction to digital field mapping with a PocketPC computer and GPS receiver. -

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

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

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

Effect of Fractures on Groundwater Flow Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
This exercise uses TopoDrive (Hsieh, 2001), a simple, easy-to-use model available from the USGS, to explore the effects of fracture heterogeneities on groundwater flow patterns.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling, Aquifer properties, Groundwater flow

Weather Map Interpretation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Gallery Walks:Examples
Students participate in a Gallery Walk to combine weather variables and create weather forecasts based on four different weather maps.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Air pressure, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation



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