The Chemistry of Iceland’s Geology and Geothermal Energy

Contributor :

James Rodney (Rod) Smith

Lesson Plan

Ask questions! Take photos of geothermal sources — generating plants, geysers, hot springs, heating systems, etc.

Pre-Departure Preparation

chemistry: Include photos of Iceland geology for students to identify the chemical make-up; introduce thermochemistry unit with questions about "energy & heat -- what is it and where does it come from" physics: Provide problems for students to solve using geothermal energy and have students investigate how it works in Kansas

Preparation During Travel

Research use of geothermal energy in Iceland; Arrange for tour of geothermal generating plants in Iceland through Extreme Iceland