Teaching Activities

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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Remote Mapping and Analytical data integration: Coal Creek quartzite and Ralston shear zone, Colorado
Kevin Mahan, University of Colorado at Boulder
This is a combination of an online mapping project (igneous and metamorphic terrain) and a subsequent module for group collaboration with associated analytical datasets (e.g., geochronology and microstructure). ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics
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Reconnaissance stratigraphy and mapping of the Frying Pan Gulch, MT
Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton
Students are required to create a reconnaissance geologic map and report for a small area (approximately 0.5 sq. mile) Frying Pan Gulch just NW of Dillon, Montana. This project is designed to make students familiar ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Structures, Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones
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Geologic Mapping of a Virtual Landscape II - Three River Hills
Mark Helper, The University of Texas at Austin
This second virtual mapping exercise builds on the first (Geologic Mapping of a Virtual Landscape), but contains a more complicated geological puzzle to solve. This virtual landscape is also much larger, with a ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
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Sandy Hollow Virtual Field Geology Exercise
Andrew Laskowski, Montana State University-Bozeman
This is a Google Earth based virtual field exercise focused on Sandy Hollow, near Block Mountain and McCartney Mountain in southwest Montana. This is a classic field locality in the Montana portion of the Sevier ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
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Geology of Yosemite Valley
Nicolas Barth, University of California-Riverside
This is a four-part module designed to be flexible in duration and student grade-level. (1) Geology of Yosemite Valley Virtual Field Trip. A 43-stop web-based Google Earth tour with embedded views, hyperlinked ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
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Virtual Geologic Mapping Exercise at Lough Fee
Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison University
The Virtual Geologic Mapping Exercice is designed to simulate an introductory field mapping exercise. Students load a KML file in Google Earth that includes real outcrop data in the form of dots and orientation ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
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Using concept sketches for field trip wrap-up
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
This is a post-field trip assignment in a structural geology course. Students create a set of concept sketches, with a short introduction, to illustrate the structural features and geologic history of the area, ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology
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Geometric and Kinematic Analysis in a Sandbox
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
Introduction to the concepts of geometric and kinematic analysis, using an easily assembled sandbox. Students repeat experiments to see variation. The lab also reviews structural map symbols, and involves some ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Structural Visualizations, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Rheology/Behavior of Materials
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The folded moraine of Tokositna Glacier
Peter Moore, Iowa State University
Using satellite imagery of the Tokositna Glacier (AK, USA), students digitize a folded medial moraine and make simple computations to infer the progressive development of strain in the glacier.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones
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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, Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Modeling Structural Processes
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