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Alien Eyes

Explore parallax which causes each of your eyes to produce slightly different images. Then imagine yourself an alien and try to predict which images each of your four eyes see.

Convergent Boundaries - Colliding Plates

What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs and earthquakes.

Divergent Boundaries - Spreading Plates

What happens as boundaries diverge? Watch a continental rift, volcanoes and lakes form as two continental plates move apart.

Dynamic Earth

Delve into the structure of the Earth to learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.

Dynamic Earth Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of the earth’s layers and the shifts that create mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Take this 30-question test, review your answers, and print out your assessment.

Earth's Plates

Examine clues about the behavior, history and appearance of various volcanoes. Then try to locate the volcanoes on the map.

Energy Lab

Try to meet the world's projected energy demand by choosing from the available energy sources, while keeping atmospheric CO2 under control. You must avoid the limits and pitfalls associated with each energy source.

Rock Cycle Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of rocks and the rock cycle. Take this 15-question test, review your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

The Rock Cycle Diagram

Put your knowledge of rock types and geologic processes together to identify the different parts of the rock cycle. Answer a series of questions to complete the rock cycle diagram.

The Rock Cycle

Learn how to distinguish between types of rocks and discover how rocks change over time.

Start Your Rock Collection

Click on a rock in the landscape to learn more about it. Then add it to your collection.

Tracing the Path

Draw arrows connecting the sources of energy to the receivers of energy. Remember that some sources of energy have more than one receiver and some receivers of energy have more than one source.

Transform the Rock

There are five processes that can change rocks over time. Pick the process that has changed each rock from one type to another and then identify the process that cycles each rock from magma to rock and back to magma.

Tulip Gardens

Track tulip growth as the season changes from winter to spring. See how temperature, rainfall and sunshine affect growth and help scientists look for patterns of climate change.

Volcanoes

Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?

Weather

Try your hand at tornado chasing and discover how wind chill works.

Where Should You Build?

Plans are underway for three large building projects near Milehigh Volcano. You must examine soil samples at each site, decide whether or not it’s safe to build and then go to the press conference to report your findings

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