Three KET professional development programs for high school science teachers explore the natural resources found in Kentucky through visits to geological points of interest around the state.
Length: 3 programs; 30 minutes each Audience: secondary science teachers
Minerals—defines minerals, distinguishing them from rocks; visits several fault zones and notable mineral deposits across Kentucky; and lists some minerals that have been important to the state’s economy.
Rocks—types of rocks and how they are formed; the effects of past glacial periods on Kentucky’s geology; weathering and erosion; types of coal mining in Kentucky; regional variations in soil.
Water, Hydrocarbons, and Timber—surface water vs. groundwater; karst topography and the formation of caves; a definition of hydrocarbons and a look at where deposits are found in Kentucky; how Central Kentucky’s knobs region was formed; types of forest found in the state.