Geology

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  • Back to the Future on the San Andreas Fault — What does the science say? Where does the information come from? And what does it mean? Investigating past earthquakes to inform the future. (USGS)
  • Digging Into the Past on the Teton Fault — Follow the daily activities of a team of geologists and paleoseismologists as they dig a trench and collect data on the Teton Fault. (from a fieldwork blog September 15-21, 2017) (USGS)
  • Earth Science Course Notes & Graphics — Professor Steve Dutch's excellent online resources for earth sciences with great images for teaching; all the goodies are behind the "Notes" links (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Earth Science Education Activities — a wealth of excellent hands-on activities for teaching about earthquakes, volcanoes, seismic waves, plate tectonics, earth structure, seismic waves, convection, seismometers and more! (Purdue Univ.)
  • Evidence for Plate Tectonics-Teaching Box — Collection of interrelated learn concepts that focuses on finding the evidence for plate tectonics using digital resources, education standards, and comprehensive lesson plans. (DLESE)
  • GEODE - Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education — Virtual tours of different earth features using Google Earth. (geode.net)
  • Geological Online Exhibits — geologic time scale, plate tectonics animation, and more! (UC Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley)
  • Geology Animations, Interactive Exercises, and now... Songs! — Animations of geological processes. (Univ. of Kentucky)
  • Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels (Univ. of Houston)
  • GSA Free Teacher Resources — A good resource for educators that includes lesson plans, info on state standards, awards, and reading suggestions (Geological Society of America)
  • Living in Earthquake Country: A Teaching Box — 7 lessons with the goal of teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. Explores seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults, and the potential damage caused by earthquakes such as landslides, liquefaction, or structural failure. (DLESE)
  • Paleoseismology and the Hayward Fault — How paleoseismology is revealing information about the Hayward fault and its past. New technology being used. Photos from the Tule Pond trench on the Hayward fault. (USGS)
  • Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included. (USGS)
  • Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating — Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction. (USGS)
  • Streetcar 2 Subduction — a collection of geological field trips that take users to some of the world-class geological sites of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1979, Clyde Wahrhaftig created a geology tour of the San Francisco Bay Area, which was updated and published by AGU as ?A Streetcar to Subduction and Other Plate Tectonic Trips by Public Transport in San Francisco? in 1984. Forty years later, as part of AGU?s Centennial, the ?Streetcar? tours have been revised, with new trips added, and old exposures that have vanished removed, taking what once was a print book and turning it into a digital experience through Google Earth. (AGU (American Geophysical Union))
  • The "Snow Plow Theory" of Early-Arriving Tsunamis — What is a splay fault, and how can they affect tsunamis? (USGS)
  • Uncovering the San Andreas Fault (PDF) — Earthquake Trail: What Makes the Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore So Special? (National Park Service)
  • Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude (Calstate LA)
  • Volcano World's Earth Science Lessons — Lots of great earth science lessons good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs (Oregon State University)
  • Who Dunit? and the Law of Superposition (PDF) — solve a crime, and then use those same skills to understand the Law of Superposition (older layers of the earth on bottom) with a fun WhoDunit? investigation and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery (USGS)