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This series of exercises demonstrates basic principles associated with the Earth's magnetic field. Several relevant questions are included to support conceptual learning. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Problem set
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This article describes the occurrence of listric normal faults (those which gradually flatten out with depth) in the continental shelf offshore Oregon and Washington, as seen in seismic reflection profiles. There is also a discussion of the faulting mechanics, the timing of uplift on the continental shelf, and the separation of compressional and extensional tectonic regimes on the lower and upper ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This report presents the results of incorporating constructivist methods, including concept maps, into an undergraduate structural geology curriculum. A concept map is a visual representation of concepts and their relationship to each other in a body of knowledge. They show the hierarchy of these concepts and emphasize the links between them. The overall goal of this project was to encourage students ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Structural geology
 
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This site offers access to information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction. Materials presented here include maps and information on recent activity in the United States or worldwide, news and highlights, and a link where users can report ground motion from an earthquake. For teachers, there is a set of quick links to photos, a slideshow, and USGS ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This document outlines the development of the theory of contintental drift and how many lines of evidence collected over several decades by various researchers were brought together to explain how the seafloor spreads and the continents move about. Links to additional information are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This biography of Admiral Harry Hess details his career in the United States Navy, during which he collected data on the seafloor, and as a geologist, in which he incorporated his observations on seafloor features into a hypothesis that the seafloor was spreading. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This article describes how students in Alaska are helping scientists study earthquake hazards by conducting global positioning system (GPS) measurements in order to track crustal movements in the Earth's crust. It points out the importance for Alaskan inhabitants of understanding the hazards and physical processes associated with earthquakes, describes how the students located and installed a network ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical solutions, a catalog search, an automatic data request function, mining seismicity information, and a registry of seismograph stations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This animation illustrates how tsunamis can be caused by underwater earthquakes, which are frequently located at subduction zones where oceanic plates are slipping under continental plates. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Structural geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This page consists of two maps of the world, showing how earthquakes define the boundaries of tectonic plates. Volcanoes are also distributed at plate boundaries (the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific) and at oceanic ridges. It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory website, which features written material, images, maps, and links to related topics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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