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Educational Materials



  • Looking to identify that fossil you found in Kentucky? Our local fossil clubs can help.

                Dry Dredgers

                Kentucky Paleontological Survey


  • Faculty and a graduate student developed three online modules about water, suitable for 9-14. These were originally part of a project involving high schools in Kentucky and India, so use case studies from both places. The modules include videos, powerpoint, exercises, and assessment materials:



  • Using Canvas as an LMS? We have published several exercise for Introductory Oceanography in the Canvas Commons. Search for the following terms:

Explore Earth’s oceans using Google Earth

Use Google Earth to explore the features of the seafloor

Use Google Earth to explore relationships between ocean currents, sea surface temperatures, and climate

Review the properties of water

Explore “Mystery Marine Organisms”

Use Google Earth to examine coastlines for signs of erosion and deposition

Use Google Earth to explore the relationship between sea level change and shoreline features

Use Google Earth and Google Earth Streetview  to understand coral reef problems


Songs! Here is a new page with a student-crafted songs about volcanoes and climate change, in MP3 format. Paul's Favorite Student Volcano Songs


Flash! Here are direct links to several cool interactive physical geology topics. You might need the Macromedia Flash or Shockwave browser plug-in (free) to see them:

These modules were originally developed by Smoothstone (RIP) for Houghton Mifflin Company.
They are shown here for promotional purposes courtesy of Houghton Mifflin.
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