Let's go! Virtual Earth science field trips.
A video explaining Yellowstone's supervolcano and why its overdue for an eruption.
A video on rock falls (when huge slabs of granite break off from a cliff) in Yosemite. Since the glaciers retreated around fifteen thousand years ago, rock fall has been the major force of change in Yosemite Valley. Geologists work to understand this force of nature in order to protect the millions of visitors who come here each year.
The tropical islands that make up Hawaii are collectively one of the youngest geological formations on the planet. This video shows how Hawaii was formed.
Reviews areas of geologic interest in the Western United States.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Field Trips.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To organize ideas, increase comprehension, synthesize learning, demonstrate understanding of key concepts, and reinforce vocabulary using a Quickwrite.
With this KWL Chart, reflect on your prior knowledge of a concept, come up with questions you’re curious about, and come up with answers from the reading.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Field Trips. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.