Archive for the ‘The history of the Earth’ Category

I upload this presentation about fossils so that you can review what is a fossil, how is it formed, what are index fossils, and some pictures to identify the most common ones as ammonite, trilobite and nummulite.

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Some videos to help us with the History of the Earth comprehension.

Illustration by John G. Rabias.

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I´m bringing today some web LINKS to help us with the topic The History of the Earth, in this unit we study something about absolute and relative dating, fossils and of course the timeline of our planet history with all its eons, eras and periods. Have a look.

  • The whole History of the Earth condensed in 46 years to make it more understandable. A web worth visiting to clarify our planet history.
  • This is a nice animation and text resource to study deeper the absolute dating methods, after having a look on it no more doubts about absolute dating are able to persist.
  • This one is like a digital text book to review this unit we have studied with a final short test to check your attention. This is only one selected interactive module  but the parent geological link is here, where you have some more lessons (EXPLORATIONS THROUGH TIME is a project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology).

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This is a very good web page to help us understanding most of the concepts we work in this unit called The History of the Earth, so I recommend you to have a look at it (this is a kind of digital text illustrated with animations) and you  will solve any doubt related to absolute and relative dating, you will understand perfectly what fossils are and how they are formed and finally you will see a very pedagogical animation to have a clear idea about the different periods in the History of the Earth. I wish you like it.

This one was a page from the  University of Tromsø, Norway, you can find some more flashed teaching resources in geology from them here (do not miss it, it is a magical geological link).

Then over here, you have a short test to check your knowledge about this topic.

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