USGS geologic time spiral

Visualizations Related to Rates and Time

The collections below were developed as a part of the Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations workshop and website. Each page presents quality visualizations on a particular topic in the geosciences. You can browse through the whole collection of visualization pages on the Teaching with Visualizations website.

  • Geologic Time - animations, images, interactive graphics and videos used to teach the concept of geologic time in an introductory geology course.
  • Radioactive Decay and Absolute Age Determinations - visualizations and supporting material illustrating the concept of radioactive decay and its central role in radiometric dating.

Visualizations with Teaching Tips

We invited participants in the 2012 Teaching About Time workshop to share visualizations they use to teach about rates or time, along with a description of how they use the visualizations in their classes. Check out their visualizations with teaching tips.