Journey to the Center of the Earth

SCIENCE How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Use this interactive to dig into the truth. (BBC) Download our own high-resolution illustration of Earth’s interior. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Scrolling through the fantastic BBC interactive graphic of Earth’s interior, it … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Earth

Crusty Old Australia

SCIENCE Australia holds the oldest continental crust on Earth, researchers have confirmed, rocks some 4.4 billion years old. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about the oldest stuff on Earth, and our planet’s other extremes. Discussion Ideas The new study suggests the Jack Hills zircons were part of Earth’s primitive crust, formed about 100 million years after the Earth itself. So, what … Continue reading Crusty Old Australia