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This page serves as an entrance to the short virtual field trips developed for the FILTER project, which "seeks to educate the tertiary education community in the use of digital images and related metadata for learning and teaching purposes". The field trips may be used individually or in combination as parts of learning resources for particular courses. Each virtual field trip is a 'one-stop trip', ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Field trip - virtual, Photograph
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Paleontology
 
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In this activity, students are introduced to sequencing and geologic time through relative dating techniques. Students begin by categorizing cards of nonsense words, then move on to cards with pictures of fossils. Once students begin to grasp "relative" dating, they can extend their knowledge of geologic time by exploring radiometric dating and developing a timeline of Earth's history. There is a ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geologic time
 
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This is a series of interactive modules that explore the history of life on Earth, while focusing on the processes of science. Each module contains suggested lesson plans and an extensive teacher's guide. In addition, each module has a suggested grade level and an adaptable grade level. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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