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Whisonant, Robert Clyde; Watts, Chester Frederick – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
A method of plotting planes on stereonets is described including great circles, poles, and dip vectors. Teaching applications of dip vectors in engineering geology and structural geology are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Geology, Geophysics
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Christofferson, Eric – Journal of Geological Education, 1986
Presents a procedure for calculating the compass direction and velocity of present plate motions at any geographical point of interest. Includes a table of the relative and geographic motion of the 11 largest plates and a flow chart for determining their present motion. Also offers suggestions for classroom instruction. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Geology, Mathematical Models, Physical Geography
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Palmer, Allison R. – Journal of Geological Education, 1991
Science teachers and teacher educators need to reexamine the geoscience content in their courses. Public ignorance about science, in general, and about key concepts of the geological sciences, in particular, inhibits effective action on problems relating to environmental change, land utilization, hazard mitigation, construction safety, cost…
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences