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Museum field trip: review of course and introduction to deep time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
To make the concept of distance time more concrete my historical geology class takes a field trip to the state natural history museum. I use a distance analogy similar to those used by others with toilet paper (Wenner, 2011). We construct our timescale using the facilities at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, so the class has 30 meters to walk off time (marking major events and the marks for eons, era and Phanerozoic period boundaries), and then the students look at the exhibits, record some of the fossils found at the museum and add them to the timeline tying together the two different elements of the field trip.
Physical Geology (Lecture and Lab) at Patrick Henry Community College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Implementor(s): Brett Dooley Enrollment: 18 Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2011 (Semester) Challenges to using math in introductory geoscience Patrick Henry Community College is a two-year school in ...