ERIC Number: ED216929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Drifting Continents and Wandering Poles. Crustal Evolution 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, recommending four 45-minute class periods required; (8) summary questions (with answers); (9) extension activities; and (10) list of references. Activities in this module include describing the relationship between north geographic and north magnetic poles and how this may vary in space and time, demonstrating the principle of a gyroscope and explaining how it relates to the earth, plotting positions and drawing a curve showing possible locations of the north geographic pole in the past, and telling how polar wandering might be used to explain continental movements. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geographic Location, Geology, Instructional Materials, Physical Geography, 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: Continental Drift; Crustal Evolution Education Project; National Science Foundation; Plate Tectonics; Solar System