thinking behind the virtual field trips
The field trip is part of a joint History-Geology
department option course teaching our students about the effects of
volcanic eruption on life and history in Iceland.
We would welcome any correspondence on this . Please
contact either or both of us:
Georg Douglas (earth science):
Gunnlaugur Ástgeirsson (history):
basic design, earth science accounts, photographs
and webpage construction: Georg Douglas
History and summary accounts: Gunnlaugur
Student comments: the students´ names appear
below the comments. A few have E-mail accounts. Some help was given
with English style.
behind the virtual field trips
The Netdays field trip was mounted as part of the
GEO. earth & planetary science web
site, which has been under construction for over a year now. The web
site aims to make using the Internet a practical possibility in
schools and it is hoped that a large part of earth science teaching
at our college will eventually be carried out via. the site, or
controlled by it. Major considerations in the design of the web site
has been to help students get what they need in a realistic time and
also to teach them how to use the resources they find. For further
explanation and discussion see the Netdays feature article:
Web pages for high school science teaching
- the teacher's role - the GEO. Earth & Planetary Science web
site at Hamrahlíð College, Iceland
It is hoped that the Netdays field trip will increase
visibility of the GEO. ages and lead to contact, both with other
teachers in Europe and not least, with students.
We wish to thank the Netdays organisers for their
support and interest in all aspects of this project.