Seeing is Believing!
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Students in this region rarely have the opportunity to travel beyond the mountains of eastern Kentucky. As someone who has had the privilege of seeing the beauty of this great land, I long for my students to experience the majestic mountains, vast oceans, frozen glaciers and dry, desolate deserts that I have seen. An innovative way to engage students in secondary Earth Science would be to give them the chance to see it in a meaningful way. The virtual reality goggles would bring the world into clear view, helping them to understand the importance of conservation of our natural resources, the process of weathering and erosion, as well as becoming aware of the diversity of the landscape in various regions of the world.