Clarifying the enigmatic; using 3D printing to create hands-on educational tools

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Author(s): Kurtz, Nicole
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Volume Title: AGU 2018 fall meeting
Source: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Vol.2018; American Geophysical Union 2018 fall meeting, Washington, DC, Dec. 10-14, 2018. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Note: In English
Summary: Advances in 3D printing technology has created a cost-effective method for educators and communicators to develop hands-on tools depicting everything from vast seafloor features to microscopic microfossils. The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) operates the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific research drilling vessel, which goes on mission specific expedition recovering core samples from the seafloor to gain insight into Earth's geology and what kind of life exists deep beneath the crust. A 3D printed model developed by GNS Science of the Brothers Volcano in the Kermadec Arc was used during a recent IODP expedition as a way to bring the seafloor to the surface in an effective teaching tool during ship-to-shore communications with classrooms around the globe. The program has also developed a set of 3D printed microfossils and core replicas used in outreach opportunities bringing high quality earth and ocean science content to rural and urban communities with traditionally under-served populations. This author will highlight the successes of these projects that used 3D printing to communicate difficult geoscience concepts.
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: IODP2 International Ocean Discovery Program
Key Words: 15 Miscellaneous and Mathematical Geology; Brothers Volcano; Cost; Curricula; Education; International Ocean Discovery Program; JOIDES; K-12 education; Kermadec Trench; Ocean floors; Pacific Ocean; Seamounts; South Pacific
Record ID: 2019061688
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