EarthScope is a community of scientists conducting multidisciplinary research across the Earth sciences utilizing the freely accessible data collected and maintained by EarthScope facilities. EarthScope is also an in-depth collaboration between scientists and educators bringing the excitement of cutting-edge Earth science research into classrooms, museums and parks. Below, you will find links into various parts of the EarthScope site where you can find information, data, and materials that can help you create teaching activities related to the Deep Earth.

EarthScope Resources on SERC

EarthScope in the Northern Rockies
Interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to the identification of links between the surface geology of North America and the forces at work in Earth's interior. Included an overview of the EarthScope facilities in Montana, identification of research and educational opportunities related to the EarthScope project, and two field trips. The workshop website features posters and presentations by participants on EarthScope science and incorporating it into geoscience education.

Teaching Activities

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Where is that chunk of crust going? part of Introductory Courses:Activities
I introduce students to GPS, frames of reference, and the permanent GPS stations in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) in class, and obtain near-real-time data for two stations from UNAVCO. We use ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Activities, Classroom Activity

Analyzing Plate Motion Using EarthScope GPS Data part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Analyzing Tectonic Plate Motion with GPS Data
DATA: EarthScope GPS Data. TOOLS: Spreadsheet, Google Maps. SUMMARY: Learn how GPS monuments make precise measurements of Earth's surface. Graph motion data and map velocity vectors to explore tectonic motion and surface deformation in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Activities: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Activities:Classroom Activity