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Hands-on Demonstrations

These hands-on demonstrations can be used for informal and formal group events such as school visits, museum presentations, science days, or for at-home exploration.

Hands-on demonstrations are an effective way for novice learners, whether they are students, public, or museum visitors, to experience geoscience processes. UNAVCO and community members have developed hands-on demonstrations of a variety of geophysical processes highlighting the geodetic techniques used to measure these processes. These demonstrations illustrate how observations of changes at the earth’s surface can be observed, quantified and inform us about forces within the earth that we can’t see. They also emphasize the societal impact of research related to each earth process.

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  • Science with Flubber: Measure the land rebound to a glacier!

    Using two sets of flubber, one representing the Earth and one representing a glacier, demonstrate how the crust sinks and rebounds to the weight of a glacier, and how this motion can be measured using GPS.

    Using a flubber glacier as a model for glaciers on Greenland
  • Make a volcanic crater!

    UNAVCO and community partners are developing curricular resources to aid in teaching field geodetic methods. Resources are appropriate for undergraduate and some graduate field courses.

    A caldera forms as a balloon inflates and deflates under flour.

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