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NASA map showing intense rainfall from a 2003 storm in the Southeastern US
Torrential rainfall from a 2003 storm in the Southeast resulted in massive accumulations of rain (red). Credit: NASA
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Teaching with Data, Simulations and Models


Today's geoscience education reaches beyond the traditional teaching tools such as rock samples and topographic maps. With the addition of computers in many geoscience classrooms and laboratories, faculty have unprecedented opportunity to create innovative learning experiences by bringing real-world data sets and models and simulations of geoscience processes into the classroom. This site provides resources to help faculty use these resources effectively and easily, and contains access to teaching materials and tips from the classroom and literature about the supporting pedagogy.

Materials, References and Ideas for Bringing Data and Models into your Classroom

From this website

From across the SERC sites

From other websites

  • CSDMS Educational repository: the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System educational portal has collections of models and animations illustrating Earth surface processes, lab exercises using Earth systems modeling, lectures on Earth surface modeling, images of the Earth's surface, and more.

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