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Assesing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp part of Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Rory McFadden, Carleton College
This activity has students determine the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp. Students use datasets available within GeoMapApp to examine the influence of the age of oceanic lithosphere and convergence rate on the ...

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Google Earth and Meandering Rivers part of Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
Amanda Schmidt, Oberlin College
This activity uses Google Earth to introduce students to a variety of measurements related to meandering rivers by looking at how rivers around the world have changed over time.

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Geoscience education research project part of Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What ...

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NanTroSEIZE in 3-D part of Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
Don Reed, San Jose State University
We have developed a web-based virtual expedition, NanTroSEIZE in 3-D, based on a seismic survey associated with the NanTroSEIZE program of NSF-MARGINS and IODP to study the properties of the plate boundary fault ...

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Course Information Survey part of Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
Don Reed, San Jose State University
This activity is a brief quiz to be completed at beginning of course that provides information to instructor about the internet access and computer resources of each student as well as assesses whether student has ...

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Lag to peak with a stream table part of Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Amanda Schmidt, Oberlin College
Students use a small stream table in groups to investigate how channel form determines the shape of the hydrograph (including lag to peak). They use three channels: no channel (just sediment filling the table), a ...

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Melting ice cubes part of Courses:Oceanography:Activities
Mirjam Glessmer, Hamburg University of Technology
Explore how melting of ice cubes floating in water is influenced by the salinity of the water. Important oceanographic concepts like density and density driven currents are visualized and can be discussed on the ...

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Introduction to the Trilobites: Morphology, Macroevolution and More part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Michelle Casey, University of Kansas Main Campus
The learning goals for this lab are the following: 1) to familiarize students with the anatomy and terminology relating to trilobites; 2) to give students experience identifying morphologic structures on real ...

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In Search of GLOBE Data part of Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
Gary Randolph, GLOBE
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.

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An abrupt global climate change event in Earth history- Evidence from the ocean part of Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students work in pairs to explore and synthesize key paleoceanographic evidence for the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)as found in marine sediment cores collected and analyzed during Ocean Drilling Program ...

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