In this session, we explore a wide variety of earth science phenomena and how to apply these to high school earth science lessons. We tour Yellowstone’s unique geologic system and consider how it can form the basis for phenomena-based lessons that will meet several high school Next Generation Science Standards.
This session includes an overview of the Yellowstone Volcano and other natural hazards including earthquakes, hydrothermal explosions, and extreme wildfires. We examine glaciation, surficial deposits, and the impact of recent and ongoing climate change on the park’s ecosystem. We also look at the thermophilic microbes and what they can tell us about life on other planets. You’ll get access to real-time datasets of seismicity, thermal activity, and hydrologic changes within the park.
In this webinar replay, you will: