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Title: Seismic Eruption Teaching Modules
Url: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/svintro/svintro.htm
Creator: Braile, L. W.
Braile, Sheryl J.
Publisher: Purdue University
Description: This site presents educational modules for teaching about earthquakes, volcano eruptions and related plate tectonic concepts using an interactive computer program for mapping called Seismic/Eruption (also called SeisVolE). The program includes up-to-date earthquake and volcanic eruption catalogs and allows the user to display earthquake and volcanic eruption activity in "speeded up real time" on global, regional or local maps that also show the topography of the area in a shaded relief map image. SeisVolE is an interactive program that includes a number of tools that allow the user to analyze earthquake and volcanic eruption data and produce effective displays to illustrate seismicity and volcano patterns. The program can be used to sort data and provide results for statistical analysis, to generate detailed earthquake and volcano activity maps of specific areas or for specific purposes, to investigate earthquake sequences such as foreshocks and aftershocks, and to produce cross section or 3-D perspective views of earthquake locations. The Seismic/Eruption program can be a powerful and effective tool for teaching about plate tectonics and geologic hazards using earthquake and volcano locations, and for learning (or practicing) fundamental science skills such as statistical analysis, graphing, and map skills. The teaching modules describe and illustrate how to use the Seismic/Eruption program effectively in demonstrations, classroom presentations and interactive presentations, and independent study/research. Because the program has many useful options and can be used to examine earthquake activity and volcanic eruption data, the modules provide instructions and examples of quantitative analysis, graphing of results, creating useful maps and cross section diagrams, and performing in-depth exploration and research. The examples are intended to illustrate the features and capabilities of the program and stimulate interest in using the program for discovery learning in Earth science, especially earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Seismic models
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Volcanoes
Geology -- Eruption
Geology -- Seismic waves
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: L. Braile and S. Braile
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-04-28 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-16 09:45:38 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 11
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