Devonian Extinction: An Unsolved Mystery of Epic Proportions
September 19, 2023
Five new videos related to the study mass extinction events, especially those that took place at the end of the Devonian Period.
September 13, 2023
A large module about grasses, their evolution, and importance to human life as crop plants like corn, wheat, and rice has been added to the Evolution part of Earth@Home.
Earth Science of the Midwestern United States
August 29, 2023
Explore the Earth science of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
More online chapters of The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change added
July 12, 2023
Two updated chapters with content to help you understand social science aspects of teaching and communicating about climate change are now live. Find them on both the Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science and the Climate section of Earth@Home.
Obstacles to Addressing Climate Change
How do we talk about climate change with our students, families, colleagues, and friends? How do we help the people we interact with become more comfortable having meaningful dialogues about climate change? How can we begin to productively relate to, and talk with people with diverse and different views? How do people change their minds and envision new systems? This chapter addresses these questions.
This chapter addresses perspectives that go into teaching and talking about climate change—our own perspectives and emotional responses as well as those of the people we're communicating with, cultural and historical perspectives, and the balancing act between hope and fear.
Here on Earth: Regional Guides to Earth Science
The goal of this part of the Earth@Home project is to explain the Earth science of every region of the United States and provide necessary background information. Each region is divided into physiographic provinces: regions that are naturally defined by their modern topography and geologic history. The map below shows the major physiographic regions of the contiguous United States that we are recognizing in Earth@Home.
Regions of Here on Earth that are currently in development include:
- Northeastern United States
Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science
Free, open-access Earth science textbook. Over the next several years, the Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science will grow to cover most Earth science topics. Initial subjects covered include big ideas, minerals, fossils, climate, and climate change (links below). "Quick Introductions" provide brief overviews of that will be expanded upon in later Digital Encyclopedia chapters.
Newest chapter: Climate Change Mitigation by Dr. Ingrid Zabel.