In this geologic mapping and superposition activity, students us Google Earth to determine the ages of lava on the island of Hawaii from the Kilauea volcano and they create a geologic map.
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Look But Don’t Touch—Exploration with Remote Sensing
Mars is home to the tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons. For this set of two activities, learners review geologic land formations through the analysis of aerial maps. They then apply this knowledge to aerial maps of...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Geographic Regions and Backyard Geology with the USGS Tapestry Map
A beautiful tapestry map of North America is examined by geology masters. The map incorporates the topography and geology of different regions. You can purchase printed copies or a large poster of the map, or if you have a computer lab...
6th - 12th Science