ERIC Number: ED063165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Unit: Digging Up Evidence, Inspection Set, National Trial Print.
Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.
The teachers' guide to this trial version of a unit prepared by the Australian Science Education Project is an overprinted copy of the students' manual, including comments on the teaching techniques suggested for each activity, lists of recommended references and visual aids, and indications of links with other units produced by the Project. There are also lists of objectives for each component of the unit. The unit considers fossils as a record of former life. In the core section of the unit, the nature of fossils, their formation, and the information that they provide are considered. The activities are also designed to provide practice in data interpretation. The optional activities, which all students are not expected to complete, involve a study of the geological time scale, a field study of fossils (with emphasis on conservation of sites and avoidance of indiscriminate collection), a closer examination of representative fossils in the laboratory, a discussion of the nature and use (including depletion) of fossil fuels, and an interpretation of evidence of fossil footprints. The package includes a self-administered diagnostic test, a geological time scale, a student record book, model of skeletal fossils to be assembled by students, and a comic strip reprint outlining the evolution of mammals. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Earth Science, Instruction, Paleontology, Science Course Improvement Projects, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Worksheets
ERIC/SMEAC, 1460 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221 (on loan)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.
Identifiers: Australian Science Education Project