Author: Sarah

Information on Volcanoes around the World, and in Alaska

I just returned from a trip to the east coast.  While I was there I visited the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC.  Viewing all of the information on display there can be pretty overwhelming, but a small sample…

Nice little animations on faults

This site: http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/animations/2 has simulations on the four basic categories of faults.  I found it useful because the animations are all there in one place and there is a little bit of easy-to-understand text describing each type of fault. As a review…

Alaska – A Patchwork Place

Studying plate tectonics in Alaska is especially interesting because of Alaska’s history, both recent and long past.  Even our text refers over and over again to the Aleutians as an example of an island arc caused by the collision of…

A Glacier Simulation

I like this simulation (from PhET at the University of Colorado)  because it shows so many of aspects of glaciers.  Students can alter the snow fall and temperature and see how that affects the glacier (including the zones of accumulation and…