Initial Publication Date: November 3, 2006

Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations

Visualizing the Earth, its processes, and its evolution through time is a fundamental aspect of geoscience. The use of visualizations - diagrams, images, animations, maps, and more - is an essential tool in helping students to visualize the Earth and its processes (e.g., references in the recommended reading list and many others).

How to Use Visualizations in Class

Lessons from Education and Cognitive Science Research

Research sheds light on why teaching with visualizations is effective.

Visualization Collections

Creating your own Visualizations

  • Descriptions of Tools you can use to create visualizations
  • Design principles for making effective visualizations


Join the Discussion

This site aggregates resources and results from two workshops on Teaching with Visualizations. The first, Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations: Using Images, Animations, and Models Effectively, was held at Carleton College in Northfield, MN in February, 2004. A follow-on workshop was held at the fall 2004 meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA.

Animation in banner courtesy of Don Middleton, NCAR

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