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These teaching activities have been submitted by participants in Cutting Edge workshops and all have to do with Structural Geology, Geophysics, and/or Tectonics. You can narrow the view by using the free-text search box as well as by selecting terms from the list on the right. This will allow you to see a particular slice through the collection.


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PHYSICAL EXPERIMENT ON ELASTIC AND NEWTONIAN RHEOLOGY
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Rheology/Behavior of Materials
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"ZirChron" Virtual Zircon Analysis App
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
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Learning About Marine Sediments Using Real Data
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
This exercise set explores marine sediments using real core photos and composition data from the scientific ocean drilling programs DSDP, ODP, and IODP in an inquiry-based approach.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
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Google Earth Exercises for Structural Geology
Jonathan Dyess, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Students use imagery taken from Google Earth to create photo-geologic maps of areas with various structural styles. Concepts include basic geologic mapping principles, remote data set interpretation, ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
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Learning Assessment #1 - Plate Tectonics
Michelle Speta, University of Calgary; Leslie Reid, University of Calgary
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the basic concepts of plate tectonics.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
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Student Field Guide
Katherine Boggs, Mount Royal University
This activity was inspired by the "Pet Rock" project of Daryl Henry. I developed this activity to be a capstone experience for our students. During the fall 4th year field trip, students are responsible ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Joints/Fractures, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Structural Visualizations, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
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Structural Geology 'Research' Conference
Julie Willis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
In this assignment students read and discuss a peer-reviewed journal article and prepare for and attend our class 'research' conference. In the conference they present on an area of current research as ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Joints/Fractures, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Modeling Structural Processes, Structural Visualizations, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines
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Maxwell Behavior of Cake
Christie Rowe, McGill University
Uses 3 points of entry to introduce students to viscoelastic rheology: A hands-on exercise with cake as the deformable material, an accessible example of an artificial material, and using literature to apply the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials
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Tectonics of Fiction
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
This writing project of our Tectonics course is assigned at the start of the semester and due near the end. It is a group project that encourages creativity, cooperation, and synthesis of an entire ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Tectonics and climate
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Global Topography and Tectonic Plates
David Greene, Denison University
The goal of this activity is to investigate global topographic and tectonic features, especially the tectonic plates and their boundaries. Using a double-page size digital topographic map of the Earth that includes ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology
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