Learning Geologic Time in the Field
Robert C. Thomas January 2001 Journal of Geoscience Education v49 n1 p18-21

This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a method used to teach the concept of geologic time to introductory geology students using an inquiry-based approach. Students work in teams to obtain rock samples that are used to interpret the geologic history of a region. For each rock, the report they write includes where and when it was found, a complete description, an explanation of how it formed, and a geologic history that explains how it fits into the regional history. This project can also be done using building stones.

http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/abstracts/jan01.html abstract of the article is available online.

Subject: Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Learning Environment: Field-Based
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, In the Field