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Friday, March 27, 2015

Tectonic Fury at LEARN

Posted by Cindy Hersom in General  |  Post a comment


From mines and minerals to earthquakes and volcanoes, 15 educators from around the state participated in a JASON Learning professional development workshop in the geology learning module, Tectonic Fury at LEARN on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

In the featured photograph, teachers explore convection and plate movement, trying to simulate divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries, using cooking oil, a heat source, spices, and small foam pieces. JASON Learning is a non-profit organization that connects students, in the classroom and out, to real science and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Thanks to the Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development, public school educators in CT have free online access to  JASON’s digital platform, host to a wide array of standards-based lessons, digital simulations, videos, and other educational resources focused on STEM and role model Scientists through 2017.  Visit to sign up for a free account!

Article submitted by: Amy O'Neal Regional Director of Eductional partnerships at the Mystic Aquarium Ocean Exploration Center.

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