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Other

Description:

Understanding the relationship between the outcrop pattern and the 3-D geometry of rock bodies is a challenge for students, especially those with low spatial ability. While memorization of learning aids, such as the "rule of V's" can help students interpret structure, it doesn't really help them understand the interaction between topography and rock bodies, and thereby be freed of having to rely on memory aids. Google Earth offers the ability to view topography in 3D, and in areas of good exposure, the interaction between topography and rock bodies can be clearly visualized by manipulating the viewer's perspective. Through this user interaction, a much clearer understanding of how outcrop patterns related to rock structure can be gained.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 3
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  • Grade 9
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201307676T,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Geoscience,Higher Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geomorphology,Structural Geology,Teaching with Visuals,NSDL

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English

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