The Earth Geological Timescale: New Approaches

Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118
Poster Session Part of Wednesday


Alan Capelle, Madison Area Technical College
Conveying the essence of deep geologic time has always presented challenges to K-12, and college earth science instructors alike. In this session, Alan will illustrate a variety of media that can be used to cement student understanding of this concept such as a brief video overview, organizing pictures in chronological order, use of fossil material, and a new technique-Figure-Text Integration, the latter promising improved student comprehension and understanding of a complex topic. Come & share your approaches with others!

USGS: Major Divisions of Geologic Time

Geologic Time Scale (Acrobat (PDF) 292kB Jul17 19)

Earth History (Acrobat (PDF) 49kB Jul17 19)