This activity provides a brief introduction to GPS and provides a student activity to practice creating and reading time series plots with simplified GPS data. Students graph how a tectonic plate (and the GPS unit attached to it) has moved over a five year time period by moving a GPS model across a North-East coordinate graph. Students practice these skills by analyzing GPS time series from two GPS stations in Iceland. Teaching Tips Adaptations that allow this activity to be successful in an online environment Need to really transform to an online environment. I did have one participant draw the vectors on an online map of Iceland - however, only one person gets to do this, so I'd like to figure out other techniques for this. Elements of this activity that are most effective Recommendations for other faculty adapting this activity to their own course:


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Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Teaching with Data,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Geodesy,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Tectonics,Education,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100703191030414T



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