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Reasons for the Seasons part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
Reasons for the seasons (RFTS for short) is an interactive learning resource that leverages the popular Google Earth virtual globe. It is designed to help students and members of the public visualize and understand ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Pangaea Breakup part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
A Google Earth animation files was developed to show the Pangaea breakup. The animation is utilized to illustrate the evidence for plate tectonics and plate motion. Three student exercises are build around this ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Wakemup Pluton part of GET Spatial Learning:Teaching Activities
Students work through a set of questions about a geologic map of an igneous intrusion and surrounding rock units. These questions focus students' attention on the topography, geomorphology, lithology, and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology:Relative dating, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Igneous Processes

A Grand Tour of the Ocean Basins part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
The Tour Stops are arranged in a teaching sequence, starting with continental rifting and incipient ocean basin formation in East Africa and the Red Sea and ending with the oldest surviving fragments of oceanic ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Exploring Marine Sediments Using Google Earth part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
This exercise uses empirical data and Google Earth to explore the surficial distribution of marine sediments in the modern ocean. Over 2500 sites are plotted with access to original data. We recommend first ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography

Google Earth Exercises for Structural Geology part of Visualization:Examples
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: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

Grand Tour of the Terrestrial Planets part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
In the age of publicly funded space exploration involving several national space agencies, knowing about the highest mountain in the solar system is as basic to geospatial literacy as knowing about the highest ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Introduction to Structure Contours part of GET Spatial Learning:Teaching Activities
Students construct structure contour lines for a "dipping bed" in our classroom and on a geologic map. In my class, this is a multi-day activity. In part 1 of this exercise, students use "topographic ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience

Isopach Maps part of GET Spatial Learning:Teaching Activities
Students complete several short, in-class exercises related to understanding isopach maps. We use Play-Doh models to illustrate features revealed in the isopach maps and to support student understanding of the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience

Virtual Marine Sediment Core Collection part of GEODE:GEODE Teaching Resources
A primary objective of marine science classes is to learn the location and formation of ocean sediment types. Nearly 50 years of scientific ocean drilling has produced a tremendous scientific collection of cores ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Chemical, Biochemical , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Oceanography



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