Educational Resources

CZ Science Cafe Series

Jon Chorover (U of Arizona) presenting 'Introduction to the Critical Zone' during the 2015 Critical Zone Science Cafe Series.
Jon Chorover (U of Arizona) presenting "Introduction to the Critical Zone" during the 2015 Critical Zone Science Cafe Series.
Watch fascinating, public lectures from four Catalina-Jemez CZO researchers. The 30-minute lectures are part of the Critical Zone Science Cafe Series from Fall 2015, in Tucson, AZ.

Grades 6 - 14
All Disciplines • SoilScience/Pedology • Biology/Molecular • Hydrology
Video


Educational Objectives

Viewers will be able to describe:

  • The concept of the CZ
  • The role of microbes in the CZ
  • The role of soil in the CZ
  • The role of water in the CZ

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Audience
K-12
General Public


Observatory: Catalina-Jemez CZO

Author(s): Jon Chorover (U of Arizona), Craig Rasmussen (U of Arizona), Rachel Gallery (U of Arizona) and Tom Meixner (U of Arizona)


Funding: The Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory in collaboration with the University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.


Details for this Resource

A series of videos about critical zone science were developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. 
  • Video #1: Dr. Jon Chorover explains the basic concept of the Critical Zone and Earth science. 
  • Video #2: Dr. Craig Rasmussen explains the importance of soil, the heart of the Critical Zone 
  • Video #3: Dr. Rachel Gallery explains the importance of soil microbes in the Critical Zone. 
  • Video #4: Dr. Tom Meixner explains the role of water in the Critical Zone.