Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 40/2016

A space-time journey through the composite Conero Geosite (Marche, Italy): a tool for teaching Earth Sciences at school

Pierluigi Stroppa (a), Chiara Invernizzi (a), Eleonora Paris (a) & Pietro Paolo Pierantoni (a)
(a) School of Science and Technology, Geology division, University of Camerino, Via Gentile III da Varano, Camerino, Italy. E-mail:

Volume: 40/2016
Pages: 85-90


This work is part of a PhD project devoted to promoting the study of Earth Sciences at schools by presenting significant geosites in the Marche Region. The Mount Conero geosite, with several outcrops and geological trails, offers teachers prime locations for showing the most interesting moments of the geological evolution of the region, from the Cretaceous to the Pleistocene, and can serve as a springboard for introducing a variety of geoscience topics related to the major themes of Earth sciences courses at schools. These outcrops also meet certain requirements for school field trips, in terms of logistics, appeal, availability of data, and they can be modulated for students of different ages. Teachers can avail themselves of general, specific, and interdisciplinary teaching material at different school levels ( for the field trips and class activities.


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