Author: Rob Gumpert

I teach science for for grades six through eleven in Tanana Alaska.

Earthquakes in Unusual Places

Most people don’t associate earthquakes with the midwest, but they do happen there. I think that would catch a lot of students off guard and really get their attention. This site from the US Geological Survey shows where earthquakes are…

Plate Tectonics

Here is a site with some nice animated GIFs. Downloaded and viewed in Preview, the cells can be viewed one at a time. If you look at the one that traces time backwards, the southern half of Alaska breaks off,…

Glaciers and Icefields

This site contains a great deal of general information on glaciers, as well as some specifics on those in Southeast Alaska. I would pair this with a KWL chart, having students review the site and record ten to fifteen items…

Water Rights

Here is something to consider when drilling a well or otherwise tapping a water source. Even if water is on or under your land, that does not mean you have unilateral control over it. This could make a good introduction…