Blog Posts Tagged "classroom"

Explore the Louisville Seamount Trail using Google Earth

Google Earth is a free, downloadable program that allows anyone to actively explore the geography and topography of the entire world, including the ocean floor.

Find Out Which of the World’s Volcanoes are Erupting Today, Today!

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.

Make a Seamount Trail in the Classroom

Learn about a hands-on activity that can help students visualize how a hotspot and a moving plate can create a seamount trail.

Drilling Seamount Cake

In our video “Coring Sea Floor Cake,” we use the example of putting a tube into a layered cake to discover its contents, to help explain why the JR is currently drilling on the Louisville Seamount Trail.