The geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone are
surface manifestations of larger geological processes—the
study of which has attracted scientists for more
than 100 years. This 55 minute interactive program
discusses how early studies were conducted in
the park and illustrates that scientific research
is an ongoing process. Students will learn how
research methods change with technological advances
and examine current investigations into the geologic
forces of the vast living laboratory of Yellowstone
National Park. Research scientists, appearing
in video clips, discuss recent findings, while
in-trip activities reinforce student learning.
The Ask an Expert Message Board is available
from February 15 through 17, 2006. Resource experts
will be available to answer your students’
questions. The questions and answers will remain
accessible after the message board has been deactivated.
If time permits, students may wish to attend the
Park Orientation program before taking this
electronic field trip.
For a list of education standards applicable to
this field trip, please visit the