Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry

Learn about volcanoes and how scientists monitor them. Then conduct a jigsaw activity to place a research station within Yellowstone National Park, in a location where it will be safe from regional natural hazards of volcanoes, earthquakes, heated water, and changes in the shape of the surface of the land.

Presenter(s): Shelley Olds (UNAVCO)

When: 2014 AGU-NESTA GIFT Workshop, December 15-16, 2014

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LEARN Video

View the YouTube video - Learn Chapter 17: Yellowstone National Park as a hotbed for inquiry

Presentation

  Download the PDF file - Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone's "Breathing" Caldera

Classroom Activities

  Download the PDF file - Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry Activity

Supporting Documents, Websites, and Data

Color versions of the PowerPoint presentations, including teacher notes, plus all the data files to carry out the activity are located at Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone's "Breathing" Volcano: Problem-Based Learning in America's First National Park on UNAVCO's website.


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