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Earth history on the gridiron part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S.T. LoDuca, C.F. Ojala
This article details the use of a football field as a metaphor for geologic time and includes several diagrams emphasizing different kinds of Earth history events, such as major periods of ...
Collaborative learning in an upper-division university geobiology course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The paleontology course described in this article has fully half of the lecture time devoted to group projects: reviewing original literature, engaging in debate, working with data sets and solving ...
When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of all Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael J. Benton
This book deals with the mass extinction at the end of the Permian. It includes a vivid description of the 19th and 20th century controversies about catastrophism and the K/T extinction. The author ...
Mysteries of Terra Firma: the Age and Evolution of the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book deals with the history of three controversial ideas: the age of the Earth, continental drift, and meteor impacts as a cause of mass extinction.
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and our Future part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Richard B. Alley
Alley studies ice cores like those from Greenland which contain both paleoclimate information and annual layers. According to these, the Earth has recently (last 10-14,000 years) undergone very rapid ...
Introducing Evolution to Non-Biology Majors Via the Fossil Record: A case study from the Israeli High School System part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion
This paper discusses the curriculum, From Dinosaurs to Darwin: Evolution from the Perspective of Geologic Time, and a case study of the implementation of that curriculum in a high school class. Many ...
Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion
Students, fieldwork, space and time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...
Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book examines the boundaries between philosophy and earth science. The author challenges each field, proposing that only by engaging other fields will earth science and philosophy reach their ...
Artificial Outcrops Give Real Experience in Interpreting a Geologic History: The CMUland Group Project for Historical Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kathleen C. Benison
A basic goal of historical geology courses is for students to gain an understanding of the methods, theories, and logic used in interpreting geologic histories. This is traditionally taught as a ...