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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
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Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for ...

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the situation in each country so that it can coordinate the work of various governments and NGO (nongovernmental organizations) working in the affected area.

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Geology
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
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Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
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The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements ...

The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain modelling) - Applications (hydrographic survey planning and navigation, coastal engineering) - Current and future developments.

Subject:
Engineering
Oceanography
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Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
dr.ir. M. Snellen
An Activity to Introduce the Geoscience Perspective
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This exercise is intended to connect students to geology and to remind ...

This exercise is intended to connect students to geology and to remind them of the diverse ways in which people, including geoscientists, relate to rocks. Groups of students are asked to examine rock samples from specific perspectives such as sculptors, landowners or geologists, and then present relevant observations and questions. Next, individuals write one-minute papers summarizing what they have learned and evaluating the activity. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.

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Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Readings
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Karen Havholm
Karen Havholm (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire)
"Adopt an Outcrop"
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In this lab, each student or small student group "adopts" a different ...

In this lab, each student or small student group "adopts" a different outcrop or road cut, describing and interpreting both the outcrop scale features and hand specimens. This website provides a context for the use of this lab, and describes learning goals, teaching notes and assessment. It also includes downloadable handouts and other teaching materials.

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Chemistry
Geology
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Readings
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Mary Savina
Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf
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Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to ...

Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to the temperature of the surrounding water.
The animation has been created on the basis of the most recent models created by the modelling team of the antarctic research called ANDRILL.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Simulations
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ANDRILL
Provider Set:
ANDRILL
Author:
Matteo Cattadori Luigi Sansoni Dave Pollard
Aerial Photography - USDA
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This site from the Minnesota Land Management Information Center provides a collection ...

This site from the Minnesota Land Management Information Center provides a collection of aerial photographs from agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These photographs date from the mid-1930s to the present. Information and links related to these agencies are provided.

Subject:
Geology
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Images and Illustrations
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Land Management Information Center
State of Minnesota
The African Continent: Earthquakes, Tectonics and Geology
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Earthquakes are natural phenomena that can cause immense human suffering because of ...

Earthquakes are natural phenomena that can cause immense human suffering because of intense ground shaking, and are consequently of great societal importance. Earthquakes are also important because the seismic waves that generate the ground shaking provide scientists with important information about Plate Tectonics and geology, in particular information about the structure and composition of our planet and how the insides of the planet are deforming. In this course, earthquakes in Africa and the seismic waves they generate are used to help students to learn about the geology of Africa and how the earth beneath the African continent is being deformed by Plate Tectonics.

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Geology
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Pennsylvania State University
Provider Set:
Penn State, College of EMS
Author:
Andy Nyblade
Alaska Museum of Natural History
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Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to ...

Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to clean up all that lava? Be a super-scientist and create your own volcano online. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Alaska‰ŰŞs natural history and to promoting and developing educational programs which benefit students and enrich the curricula of schools and universities. The Museum focuses on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history. In addition to Make Your Own Volcano, the website offers extensive links, resources and educational modules including Kids Activity Sheets, Dinosaurs of Alaska, the Broken Mammoth Archeological Site, and Dinosaur Tracks, which explores the information that can be gleaned from the study of footprints.

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Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)
American Museum of Natural History-Resources for Learning
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This site presents a collection of scientific learning resources for educators, parents, ...

This site presents a collection of scientific learning resources for educators, parents, kids, after-school coordinators, informal learning center staff, and anyone else interested in teaching or learning about science. The site provides a searchable database of resource materials, including activities (computer based and otherwise), curriculum materials, articles, evidence and analytical tools and procedures, exhibition materials, reference lists, and special collections of resources organized around a particular theme. Users can browse resources by topic, sub-topic, grade level, or resource type. Each resource is displayed with a concise description that includes the title, resource type, grade level, and key concepts. Clicking the icon next to the title displays the full resource description. If available, other icons link to the resource in print format, Web format, or both.

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Biology
Geology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Analogue Microstructural Modeling at the University at Albany, SUNY
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This site contains 15 time-lapse QuickTime movies that show the experimental deformation ...

This site contains 15 time-lapse QuickTime movies that show the experimental deformation behavior of octachloropropane. This compound shows similar microstructures to those found in quartzite, and thus is a nice analog for the deformation of rocks. The movies illustrate cataclastic deformation, grain boundary opening, formation of subgrains, subgrain boundary formation and grain boundary migration, ribbon formation, grain growth at zero strain rate, and grain boundary migration during high temperature deformation.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Video Lectures
Provider:
SUNY Albany
Author:
Win Means
Anatomy of an Earthquake - Professor Iain Stewart
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This short film uses graphics to provide an introduction to the physical ...

This short film uses graphics to provide an introduction to the physical causes of earthquakes, and to explore how the way we build and manage our cities determines their vulnerability to a seismic strike.

It was created with the UK GCSE and A' Level curricula in mind.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Geology
Material Type:
Case Study
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Author:
Alex Peel (NERC).
Luke Wilmot (Shadow Industries)
Professor Iain Stewart (Plymouth University)
Tony Gilbert (Shadow Industries)
Animation Showing Growth of a Continent
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This Flash animation illustrates continental growth. It shows a convergent boundary where ...

This Flash animation illustrates continental growth. It shows a convergent boundary where a terrane on a subducting plate is fused to the edge of a continent. Users can stop, play, fast forward and rewind the animation at any time. This visualization is one of several animations in a series developed as a component of Exploring Earth, a website that supports the textbook Earth Science.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Readings
Simulations
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
McDougal Littell
TERC. Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Animation Showing the Formation of an Arch
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This Flash animation illustrates aeolian processes that form terrestrial arches. Erosion exploits ...

This Flash animation illustrates aeolian processes that form terrestrial arches. Erosion exploits tectonic fractures and results in thin sandstone walls that can be penetrated by near ground windblown sand grains. Over time, weathering and gravity causes arches to fall. Users can stop, play, fast forward and rewind the animation at any time. This visualization is one of several animations in a series developed as a component of Exploring Earth, a website that supports the textbook Earth Science.

Subject:
Geology
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Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Readings
Simulations
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
McDougal Littell
TERC. Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Anorthosites
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This 11-slide PowerPoint presentation presents a short succession of schematic diagrams illustrating ...

This 11-slide PowerPoint presentation presents a short succession of schematic diagrams illustrating the structural evolution of anorthosites. The slides discuss the relative abundance of rare earth elements, describe six types of anorthosite occurrence, and contain pictures showing anorthositic texture. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
John Winter
Applying Lessons Learned to the Volcanic Risk at Mt. Rainier
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In this jigsaw-method activity on subduction zone volcanism, students apply lessons learned ...

In this jigsaw-method activity on subduction zone volcanism, students apply lessons learned from four historic eruptions to the volcanic hazards associated with Mt. Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject:
Education
Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Laurel Goodell
Laurel P Goodell
Aquifer Basics
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This USGS site explains what an aquifer is and defines the different ...

This USGS site explains what an aquifer is and defines the different types of aquifers based on six principal lithologies; sandstone, carbonate, sandstone-carbonate, igneous and metamorphic, sand and gravel, and other rock types. The site features maps and descriptions of the major aquifers in the United States as well as general information about groundwater occurrence and quality. The site also provides links to additional maps and data about specific aquifers across the nation.

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
U.S. Geological Survey
Are You in a Hotspot?
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This activity is a PowerPoint module designed to help students differentiate hotspot ...

This activity is a PowerPoint module designed to help students differentiate hotspot island chains from volcanic island arc systems. Using map images, students are asked to describe and differentiate the topography and geologic features of the two tectonic settings.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Arizona Meteorites
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This page provides information on meteorites found in the State of Arizona. ...

This page provides information on meteorites found in the State of Arizona. An interactive map shows the locations on meteorite finds in the state; clicking on a location provides additional information, including the meteorite's name (they are usually named after the location where they are found), composition, weight, date of discovery, and a photo (where available). There is also an alphabetical listing of meteorites by name and a set of links to other websites with information on meteorites.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Geosciences Gateways and Resources
Author:
David A. Kring
Arsenic in Ground Water of the United States
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This site provides information about the distribution of arsenic in ground water ...

This site provides information about the distribution of arsenic in ground water of the United States. The site features links to publications such as fact sheets, research and reports, as well as numerical data collected from over 20,000 wells. The site also provides maps that show where and to what extent arsenic occurs in ground water across the country. Links to additional resources related to arsenic and drinking water are also included.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
U.S. Geological Survey
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project