Understanding the Deep Earth
The Deep Earth provides educators with rich possibilities for helping their students understand some very important geoscience methods and content. Modeling and laboratory experiments are important to the study of geoscience in general, but in settings like the deep earth where direct observation is difficult or impossible they become even more so. There is also the challenge and opportunity of helping students understand how we know about phenomena that we can't observe directly.
The workshop focused on the exciting new science that is emerging from the study of the deep earth using a variety of approaches. This is an opportunity for participants to survey the breadth of new information that is currently available through recent research about the deep earth, and to explore new ways to integrate this information into undergraduate geoscience course work. Please note: this workshop has already taken place.
Follow this link for more information on the February 2010 workshop. This workshop was held virtually in two segments with individual work time in between.
Resources for Teaching about the Deep Earth
- Teaching Activities - Activities for homework, class, and lab submitted by college faculty from across the country
- Visualization Collections - Graphics, animations, videos and more for use in teaching Deep Earth concepts
- Topical Resources: Links to sites, teaching activities, and references related to specific Deep Earth topics. Includes resources associated with presentations at the 2010 workshop.
- Internet Resources - Research results and teaching materials relevant to teaching about the Deep Earth