Ray Troll Stratigraphic Timescale Here's a great timescale for students by the wonderful artist and illustrator, Ray Troll. We've also included a short video clip of Ray and Kirk Johnson discussing stratigraphy over pancakes at breakfast, and as a special bonus we've added an mp3 of Ray's Ages of Rocks.
This year, we utilized both an in-house Lab Day and our new mobile teaching lab to reach students in the Boston metropolitan area.
Measure Time? Curricula for grades 5-8 and 9-10 provide teachers with thoughtfully
sequenced activities, investigations, video chapters, and readings to help students
on their journey to understanding how
Earth’s history has changed over billions of years. Dr. Kirk Johnson, Chief
Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections at the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science, and Dr. Samuel Bowring of the
EARTHTIME Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are the scientists
that students connect with as they work to develop the concepts of relative
and absolute age. (22 Mb .pdf)
Day: On April 29th 2008, thirty-seven students
from three Boston-area high schools attended a day of workshops
and discussion on geochronology at MIT. You can learn more about this program
and view a webcast here. You can download the pdf of the Radioactive Decay and Dating lesson plan and the accompanying spreadsheet file. A kit for the exercise is available from EARTHTIME for
free (beads, bingo chips, mixing bowl and measuring cup). For teachers: you can learn more here and view our new video with instructions for using the geochronology teaching kit. NOW!!! Holen Sie sich das Lesson Plan in Deutsch hier.
Do You Measure Time?
This educational module, developed jointly with the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science, describes in text and graphics how and why scientists use
zircon crystals to measure
the Age of Things
These video clips, also developed jointly with the Denver Museum
of Nature and Science, show how and why scientists determine the age
of things. This module comprises seven video clips in Quicktime® format.