Blog Posts Tagged "mantle"

Hands-on Ways to Visualize the Earth’s Layers

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.

Journey Not Quite to the Center of the Earth

Take a trip with me, the Blogfish, in my ship the Unobtainium Falcon to find out a little about what scientists know about the inside of the Earth.

New Video: Science Spotlight on Geological "Forensics"

Check out our latest video--Kevin Johnson, Geologist extraordinaire from the University of Hawaii, describes how he digs deep (literally!) to find evidence of tectonic plate movement and its impacts on mantle rocks that travel from deep within the Earth up to the surface and back again. It's CSI, geology edition!