Teaching Resources from Integrated Earth Data Applications Group

published Jul 12, 2012 11:32am

The IEDA database group at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has expanded its education resource pages: http://www.iedadata.org/education.

Links are provided to a range of geoscience "mini-lessons" developed as part of the NSF-funded MARGINS program. Also available are ready to-use GeoMapApp Learning Activities aimed at K-12 and introductory-level college students. EarthChem exercises show how geochemistry data can be used in an instructional setting. In addition, a range of education modules contributed by members of the earth science community can be viewed and downloaded. GeoMapApp, a free, widely-used teaching resource that provides a map-based interface to explore the planet has just been updated. Version 3.2 is now released: http://www.geomapapp.org. Links to popular YouTube tutorials help users make the most of GeoMapApp in the classroom.