Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Isostasy: Exploring why continents are high and ocean floors are low part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
A self-paced tutorial applies students' understanding of density in combination with analogies to apply principle of isostasy to explaining Earth's surface relief. The tutorial is bookended by online discussions that prepare students for the assignment and then formatively assess their learning.