Alaska Geology

Supplemental Resources for Teachers

1. Fossils to Fuel

Activities and Labs

Resource Links

2. Interpreting Alaska’s Past

Activities and Labs

  • ADI Earth Science Lab 5. Geologic Time and the Fossil Record: Which Time Intervals in the Past 650 Million Years of Earth’s History Are Associated With the Most Extinctions and Which Are Associated With the Most Diversification of Life?

Resource Links

3. Rock It

Activities and Labs

  • Alaska Resource Education (Mining and Natural Resources) http://www.akresource.org/ (email them to get your free rock kit)
  • Become a Rock Detective Kit
  • Mineral Formation Kit
  • Lab Kit Formation and Identification of Minerals Flinn AP7168
  • Density of the Earth Flinn Kit

Resource Links

4.  Plate Tectonics

Activities and Labs

  • Determining and measuring the layers of the Earth https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/lesson/determining_and_measuring_earths_layered_interior
  • Sea Floor Spreading Activity (JOIDES)
  • Earth Science ADI Lab 6. Plate Interactions: How Is the Nature of the Geologic Activity That Is Observed Near a Plate Boundary Related to the Type of Plate Interaction That Occurs at That Boundary? 
  • Lab Kit Density of the Earth Kit* Flinn AP6738  (in Earth Science too)

Resource Links

5. Eruption! (Volcanoes)

Activities and Labs

  • Alaska Volcanoes Guidebook for Teachers (grades 6 – 12) provides locally relevant and useful resources and activities for the exploration of numerous and truly unique volcanic landscapes in Alaska. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/99/

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6. Shake It Up! (Earthquakes)

Activities and Labs

Seismology in the classroom https://earthquake.alaska.edu/classroom2017

Resource Links

Angle Lessons- https://serc.carleton.edu/ANGLE/index.html

7. Build Me Up, Break me down!(Erosion)

Activities and Labs

Denali Rocks Curriculum

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8 . Denali Rocks (Virtual Field Trip)

Activities and Labs

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