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Geologic Time Activities. Trinidad Evolution Education Workshops October, 2013. PBS Evolution Resources. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/ Over 100 documents, videos, animations and web activities focusing on several aspects of geologic time: Adaptive Radiation Extinction

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Geologic time activities

Geologic Time Activities

Trinidad Evolution Education Workshops

October, 2013


Pbs evolution resources

PBS Evolution Resources

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/

  • Over 100 documents, videos, animations and web activities focusing on several aspects of geologic time:

    • Adaptive Radiation

    • Extinction

    • Earth’s History

    • Major Transformations

    • Punctuated Equilibrium

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/change/deeptime/


Toilet paper timeline and the deep time walk

Toilet Paper Timeline and The Deep Time Walk

  • Toilet Paper Timeline – Important events in Earth’s history are marked off on a roll of toilet paper to demonstrate scale

    • http://www.nthelp.com/eer/HOAtimetp.html

    • http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/activities/TPGeoTime.htm

    • http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~museum/hughes/GeoTimeScale1.html

  • Deep Time Walk – Similar conceptually to the Toilet Paper Timeline, but on larger scale

    • On a football field: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/fieldtime.htm

    • Gymnasium: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/court_time.htm

    • Parking lot: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/parking_time.htm


Maptime

MapTime

  • http://www.maptime.co.uk

  • Free web-based program

  • Superimposes events in Earth’s history over a Google Earth map

  • Gives a sense of scale to geologic time

  • User decides on start and end points


Hhmi biointeractive

HHMI Biointeractive

  • http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/shortfilms/

  • Tells story of dinosaur disappearance at K-T boundary, Chicxulub meteorite crater

  • Spans geology, physics, biology, chemistry and paleontology

  • Free on DVD or via streaming, download

  • 33 min. long in three ~ 11 min. segments


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