Starting Wright. Getting Ready Now for College and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Jeff Vernooy Director of Disability Services. Coming up tonight:. GEOLOGY What is Geology? Careers for people who study Geology Meet a Geologist More Features Katherine’s Tech Tips
Getting Ready Now for College and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
A dinosaur named Sue: Thanks to fossils such as this T. rex, scientists have learned volumes about the life of dinosaurs.
Bear River Range, Cache Co., Utah
A paleontologist marks dinosaur tracks on the surface of a desert.
Seismologists study earthquakes and other seismicphenomena, including volcanoes and even explosions resulting from nuclear testing.
Guatemala City, 1976 Shattered bridge
Arthur Rodgers checks on a seismic station erected at Al Hayl, United Arab Emirates. The enclosure contains seismic equipment powered by the solar cell.
Earthquake in Japan
Polluted land showing rusty old oil cans
Impact of human activities on the physical environment
A sea bird killed by an oil spill
Oiled beach at Herring Bay – Exxon Valdez
Volcanologists monitor volcanoes, measure temperatures, and collect samples of lava rock or gases or other small objects that might help them solve the mystery that they are trying to solve.
Today’s Tech Tip
Truckee River Site Model
Colorado Landform Model
Yellowstone National Park -- Wyoming
Grand Teton Mountain Range -- Wyoming
Cumberland Gap at the Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia Borders
Ohio Caverns -- Ohio
Mammoth Cave -- Kentucky
Lakawana Coal Mine -- Pennsylvania
San Salvador, Bahamas
Pike’s Peak -- Colorado
Great Mindsin STEMM
Was first to enlist in Illinois when Lincoln’s call to arms rang out
Shot in wrist, lost arm in surgery
Never lost sight of his love for nature
Professor and Department Chair at
Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois
Attracted by the west and began making expeditions
to the Colorado Territory with students and colleagues.
Director - 1881
Died in 1902 at his summer home in Haven, Maine
(Honorary) degrees awarded:
BA, MA from Illinois Wesleyan University Ph.D from Heidelberg, Germany, Law from Harvard University
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Geology games, jokes and trivia for kids
Games Galore! Word searches, matching, crossword puzzles, interactive quizzes. http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow4/nov98/games/games.html
Humor, games, jokes, quizzes and trivia for geology and earth science.http://www.juliantrubin.com/sciencetrivia/geologytrivia.html
Review Game Zone: review games for several earth science topics covering most grades in several state academic content standards.http://www.reviewgamezone.com/topics.php?id=4&name=Geology
Informational website on rocks and minerals including quizzes, games and experiments. http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/rocks/links.html
Discovery Channel EXTREME Geology Challenge. Very fun interactive game designed to learn the science about some of the most notable locations on the globe. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/alaska/geology-game/geology-game.html
The U.S. Geological Survey Science Education website provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, and issues of special interest that affect our quality of life. http://education.usgs.gov/
GeologyRocks is the place for geology on the web. The mission of this site is to promote the Earth Sciences and provide a trustworthy source of geological information, media and resources for the beginner or seasoned professional. http://www.geologyrocks.co.uk/
Traditional Classroom Learning
Learning Outside the Classroom
Newport , KY
Matthew and Anthony from Granville, OH:Microbiologists: study microorganisms and how they affect humans.
William from Beavercreek, OH: A specialization that was not mentioned is zoology. This is the study of animals. This even includes insects.
2.)Choose one of the resource links and describe what you learned/found from it.
Wayne from Orange Village, OH: Choose http://biology.about.com/. He found a concept that he was currently reviewing for exams, Mitosis.
He also found a page which includes an animated explanation of Mitosis. http://biology.about.com/library/blmitosisanim.htm
Wayne from Orange Village, OH:
Is a general biology degree the most common degree for graduates seeking entry to medical school?
Paul - Dayton, Ohio
Wayne III - Orange Village, Ohio
Matthew and Anthony - Granville, OH
3. Send a question for our Starting Wright Team!
Email us at [email protected] with your homework answers by Tuesday
March 17, 2009
A chance to win one of four
geological specimens collected by Chris Atchison!
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