Educational Resources

Virtual Fieldwork in the Critical Zone

The Virtual Fieldwork Experience (VFE) Graphic Organizer for the Shale Hills VFE. The graphic organizer structures sets of questions that can be investigated at any field site. The overarching question is, 'Why does this place look the way it does?'
The Virtual Fieldwork Experience (VFE) Graphic Organizer for the Shale Hills VFE. The graphic organizer structures sets of questions that can be investigated at any field site. The overarching question is, "Why does this place look the way it does?"
This webpage serves as an introduction to both CZ science and the use of Virtual Fieldwork Experiences (VFEs) for exploration of the CZ. Embedded within this page you will find VFEs of Shale Hills Susquehanna, Southern Sierra CZO and Luquillo CZOs.

Grades 3 - 14
All Disciplines
Virtual Fieldwork • Activity • Curriculum • Lesson Plan • Computer Activity 


Educational Objectives

  • Interpret the environment represented within the VFE you are investigating, including descriptions of why the landscape looks the way it does, and how it has changed over time.
  • Create a VFE representing your local environment or a field site you have visited and present it to interested others.

Objectives for specific VFEs are included within those VFEs.

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Audience
K-12
General Public
Higher Education


Observatory: National CZO • Luquillo CZO • Shale Hills CZO • Sierra CZO

Author(s): Don Haas (PRI), Alexandra Moore (PRI), Michelle Gilmore (SSCZO)