Background: Teaching with DataData and databases are finding increasing use in earth science education, and the new online crystal structure databases are just one example. Some of the reasons for using data in education are explored in detail in the following resources.
- Teaching with Data, Simulations and Models, a Cutting Edge site with links to workshops and resources.
- Using Data in the Classroom, a SERC site funded by the National Science Digital Library
- Using Global Datasets to Teach Earth Processes, a one-day workshop at the American Geophysical Union Meeting in 2002
- Using Data to Teach Earth Processes, an illustrated discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America