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Submitted by Educator Ideas on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 14:40
One of our main research objectives for drilling the Louisville seamount trail is to try to better understand what is happening in the mantle underneath it. Volcanoes and earthquakes are our most dramatic reminders that the inside of the Earth is not a static ball of rock: there is a fluid mantle that is causing the seemingly solid crust beneath us to move and change.
Submitted by Educator Ideas on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:15
Even though we are drilling into rock above the ocean floor, our main objective is to understand better what is happening inside the earth’s mantle. Here are a couple activities that can help students visualize the Earth’s interior in a hands-on way.
Submitted by Jennifer Saltzman on Sun, 03/27/2011 - 07:32
On Friday I decided I needed something better than just my hands and voice to teach about subduction zones. Every Earth science teacher and researcher will use their hands to represent the plates. But my guess is that most people don’t really have a sense of what tectonic plates are. By using our hands we may not really be helping them understand. We may just be confusing them more.
Submitted by Educator Ideas on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 15:25
In this blog, learn about an activity that allows high school age students to use real data from previous JOIDES Resolution research expeditions to compare the spreading rates in different areas of the seafloor and find out how fast is “superfast.”