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PHYSICAL EXPERIMENT ON ELASTIC AND NEWTONIAN RHEOLOGY part of Structural Geology:Activities
Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Simple physical models with rubber sheet (elastic rheology) and clear silicon putty (silicon "goo"; linear viscous rheology) help students conceptualize and describe quantitatively strain and stress in ...

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Building Strong Geoscience Departments part of Strong Geoscience Departments
On the Cutting Edge --- Building Strong Geoscience Departments managed by NAGT WorkshopsStrong Teaching Developing Pathways to Strong Geoscience Programs for the Future Defining Strong Departments Characteristics ...

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Introduction to Google Earth part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Mark W. Bowen, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Students utilize a variety of tools in Google Earth to answer questions

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"ZirChron" Virtual Zircon Analysis App part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This web-based app is designed to help students evaluate a radioisotopic age and its uncertainty based upon the collection of data, the application of statistics, and the interpretation of geological and analytical ...

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Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
In this activity, students explore of the concept of probability and the distribution of earthquake sizes, and then work to understand how earthquake hazards are described by probabilities. Students then work in ...

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Building Content Knowledge in a Student Research Team part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Deanna van Dijk, Calvin College
At the beginning of a course-based research project, each student in a research team is asked to read primary literature related to the team investigation. A mix of provided readings and readings found by the ...

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Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

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Introduction to Scientific Journals part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Avery Shinneman, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
In this activity, students are introduced to locating and reading peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. It helps ease students into the process of locating, reading, and using journal publications. This ...

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Examining Short-Term Tree Growth and Environmental Variables near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
The Smithsonian Institution's Global Tree Banding Project is a citizen science program that contributes to research about tree biomass by tracking how trees respond to climate. Students around the globe are ...

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Semester Long Martian Research Project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Erin Kraal, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
These project materials scaffold students through a semester-long, original research project. This specific project was developed using the online planetary science database JMARS. Weekly assignments guide ...

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