Jackie Caplan-Auerbach

Geology

Western Washington University

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Activities (4)

Equation Dictionary part of Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
The equation dictionary is an expansion of the traditional notecard that students bring to equation-based tests. It requires them to provide a prose explanation for the processes described by an equation as well as ...

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Geophysics in the community part of Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
In this activity students develop independent or small group research projects in collaboration with local community organizations, or with the goal of investigating a topic relevant to the greater community. This ...

Signal processing and earthquake triggering part of Data, Simulations and Models:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
In this exercise, written for an undergraduate seismology class, students use MATLAB to analyze waveforms from the 2004 Sumatra M9.0 earthquake, as they were recorded on three seismic stations in Alaska. Two of ...

Seismic refraction in MATLAB part of Data, Simulations and Models:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
This activity allows students to plot arrival times for direct and head waves in a simple refraction system (2 or 3 layers, assuming horizontal interfaces). Students use provided MATLAB functions to investigate the ...

Course (1)

Introduction to Geophysics part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course presents a broad overview of geophysical topics and techniques, including magnetism, heat flow, gravity and both active and passive source seismology. An underlying theme for the course is the ...

Other Contributions (2)

Teaching and Developing Quantitative Literacy in the Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
Geology is perceived by many students as a qualitative science, and thus is attractive to students who love science but are afraid of math. As a result, many students of geology are either intimidated by, or ...

Equation Journaling part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Thursday A
Many students perceive equations as simply collections of variables, and when solving problems may choose an equation because it has the right variables rather than because it represents the right process. Helping ...