The Physical Geology Lecture Tutorials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. They are intended for educational purposes only.
These “Lecture Tutorials” are designed as illustrative review of individual lectures, followed with a series of questions aimed at addressing student misconceptions. The general idea is that you lecture for 15-20 minutes, the students work through the lecture tutorials for 15-20 minutes, then the class discusses the answers. These offer a consistent active learning formative assessment, and also act as study guides for students.
The Tutorials are accessed by clicking the link sending you to a word document you can download and modify to suit your needs. Preview images are posted below each file link.
List of Tutorials (ones without links are planned to be completed soon). These are page jump links that take you to the individual tutorials below:
Intro to the Earth
Plate Tectonics – History of a Theory
Plate Tectonics – Plate Boundary Types
Atoms and Minerals
Igneous – Melts
Igneous – Structures
Weathering and Soil
Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary Structures and Interpretation
Metamorphism Controlling Factors
Stress and Strain
Geologic Time – Relative Age Principles
Geologic Time – Unconformities
Geologic Time – Numerical Ages
Mass Wasting Controls
Mass Wasting Prevention
Groundwater Storage and Movement
Glaciers and Climate Change
I’m happy to share the native files (just ask). I’m also receptive to any website design ideas, as I realize accessing these in the current state is a little clunky.