GEOLogic: Dinosaur Trackways
In this example, students must associate different dinosaur trackways with their locations and the rock formations containing the trackways based on clues given from various points of view.
- To develop students' problem solving skills by requiring them to examine problems from multiple points of view
- To expose students to real geologic data and common concepts and units (rates, distance, time, etc.)
Context for Use
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
Guertin, 2000 . Using Logic Problems in Introductory-Level Geoscience Courses to Develop Critical Reasoning and Basic Quantitative Skills, Journal of Geoscience Education, 48(4), 423.
- In this paper, the author describes the development and implementation of GEOLogic problems as well as her reasoning for the focus on logic problems and problem solving.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Special Interest: Quantitative
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Quantitative Skills: Problem Solving
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Time/Earth History