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Lab using Volcano Scenarios: Hazard Maps and Communicating Risk part of Activities
This is a lab activity in which small groups of students work with maps, rocks, photographs of volcanic deposits, and textual data to construct a hazard map and a risk communication plan for a specific volcano. Each group is assigned a "volcano scenario," which is based on real volcanoes.

Geological Map Problem part of Activities
This is a lab activity that is designed to help introductory, non-science majors integrate their geological knowledge near the end of the course. In this activity, students work in self-selected groups of up to four per group on the history of a sketch geological map.

Phillip G. Resor: Using GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes in Structural Geology at Wesleyan University part of GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes
My course is one of several core courses that Earth and Environmental Science major students can choose from at Wesleyan. The course integrates field and laboratory exercises, quantitative analyses, and readings from the primary literature to teach students about rock deformation and its importance to a variety of societally relevant problems. I taught the GPS, Strain and Earthquakes module about midway through the course after students had been introduced to concepts of deformation, mapping and measurement of geologic structures and quantification of stress.

HIST 100: Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World part of Workshops:Class Assignments
HIST 100: Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World Instructor: David Tompkins Fall 2012 Course Description In the socialist world during the Cold War, the world was divided into friends and enemies. ...

ARTS 230 or 232: Ceramics part of Workshops:Class Assignments
ARTS 230 or 232: Ceramics Instructor: Kelly Connole Studio Art Fall 2009 Course Description Students investigate historic ceramic artworks as a means to develop an understanding of visual language and cultural ...

Activity 1: Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains three student activities for learning about evolution of antibiotic resistance. The first activity involves two videos (freely available on the website), follow-up questions, and ...

Why Some Students Have Trouble with Maps and Spatial Representations: An On-line Tutorial for Geoscience Faculty part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource can assist college faculty in teaching effective use of maps and spatial representations. The site consists of a self-guided, interactive tutorial that leads Geoscience Faculty through ...

Wheel of... Geology! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds. -

Wheel of... Geology! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds.

Mountain Building Web Activity part of Activities
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University What learning is this evaluation activity designed to assess? Student understanding of mountain building processes (plate tectonics, isostasy, climate-erosion ...

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