Category: Alaska Science

Earthquakes and Pebble Mine

Th proposed Pebble Mine has ignited serious controversy between different factions of Alaskans. One question I found fascinating was the possibility of seismic activity in the area. There are two major faults that scientists studied for this project. Find out…

An Introduction to Earth Science

Link: http://epod.usra.edu/blog/ For an introductory lesson to Earth Science, I would most likely use Earth Science Picture of the Day’s website, which features diverse photos from around the world. The website features images of natural phenomena and diverse landscapes that…

Astronomy & Space Science Links

The links I want to share for Astronomy and space science would help connect it to Alaska (which is how my students learn best, by relating the content to what they know).  The first link I would share information from…

Animated Alaska forecast maps with isobars, isotherms, wind and cloud cover

The site I’m linking to here (http://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Alaska-United-States?symbols=none&type=lapse) is useful for helping students visualize high and low pressure systems and how they move, as well as helping them gain familiarity with isobars and isotherms.  When you first open the link you…