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Geological reasoning: Geology as an interpretive and historical science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Geology is not simply a derivative of physics and chemistry. It is an interpretive and historical science. It has its own set of methodologies, such as stratigraphy, which help students develop a ...
Evolution and the Fossil Record part of SERC Print Resource Collection
John Pojeta, Dale A. Springer
This publication of the American Geological Institute is a non-technical introduction to evolution and aims to help the general public gain a better understanding of some of the fundamental ...
Combining a historical geology project with a campus student organization's fundraising efforts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Laura Guertin, Catherine Nguyen
This project has students model the geologic timescale using distance as a metaphor for time. Each student writes a summary of a major event or fossil organism. The students would station themselves ...
An analysis of the understanding of geological time by students at secondary and post-secondary level part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A.J. Hidalgo, J. Otero
This paper addresses the concept of geological time as used by students who face tasks that demand three types of skills: to locate events in time, to order them according to time calendar, and to ...
An investigation into the understanding of geological time among 17-year-old students, with implications for the subject matter knowledge of future teachers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Conceptions of geological time among 17-year-old students are examined in order to explore the subject matter knowledge of beginning teachers from the pivotal educational context of GCE Advanced ...
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J. Dodick, N. Orion
Few discoveries in geology are more important than geological time. However, for most people, it is impossible to grasp because of its massive scale. In this chapter, we offer a solution to this ...
Time in geological explanation as perceived by elementary school students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.R. Jr. Ault
Mass Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a history of science project documenting a controversy as it unfolds. The controversy in question is whether the K/T extinction was caused by catastrophic volcanism or an asteroid impact. ...
Geology as an historical science: Its perception within science and the education system part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jeff Dodick, Nir Orion
This article discusses the history of the relationship between geology and physics. For a long time, geologists have sought to emulate the perspective and methodology of physics, while neglecting its ...
Measuring student understanding of geological time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jeff Dodick, Nir Orion
This paper includes a copy and an assessment of the GeoTAT, a test of students' aptitude to understand geologic time, particularly their ability to work out stratigraphic relationships and to make ...