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Geologic Explorations
Geologic Explorations allows learners to explore a variety of unique geological formations of Utah using Quicktime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas and digital still imagery. Spectacular panoramas and striking images capture Utah's unique geology and invite students to explore and learn interesting facts and concepts central to the study of geology.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The contents of Geologic Explorations are intended for educational, personal, and noncommercial use of its users. All materials published on Geologic Explorations (including, but not limited to, textual content, photographs, images, illustrations, and QTVR panoramas also known as 'The Content') are protected by copyright and owned or controlled by the party credited as the provider of the content, or other materials. Geologic Explorations is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The user may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the Content and materials in whole or in part.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-775
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • Places and regions:
      • The physical and human characteristics of places
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the past
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Alec M. Bodzin
Lehigh University