ERIC Number: ED216915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Imaginary Continents: A Geological Puzzle. Crustal Evaluation Education Project. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Investigation.
Stoever, Edward C., Jr.
Crustal Evolution Education Project (CEEP) modules were designed to: (1) provide students with the methods and results of continuing investigations into the composition, history, and processes of the earth's crust and the application of this knowledge to man's activities and (2) to be used by teachers with little or no previous background in the modern theories of sea-floor spreading, continental drift, and plate tectonics. Each module consists of two booklets: a teacher's guide and student investigation. The teacher's guide contains all of the information present in the student investigation booklet as well as: (1) a general introduction; (2) prerequisite student background; (3) objectives; (4) list of required materials; (5) background information; (6) suggested approach; (7) procedure, including number of 45-minute class periods required; (8) summary questions (with answers); (9) extension activities; and (10) list of references. Two class periods are suggested to complete the activity in this module in which students find the age of a rock by using radioactive decay curves, decide whether or not two imaginary continents may have been joined together at one time, and estimate the unknown ages of rock units by inference. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Materials, Radiation, Science Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., P.O. Box 1712, Rochester, NY 14603 (or P.O. Box 1749, Monterey, CA 93940.)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Geology Teachers.
Identifiers: Crustal Evolution Education Project; Earthquakes; National Science Foundation; Plate Tectonics