ERIC Number: ED216932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Continental Drift: The Laser Ranging Experiment. 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 two 45-minute class periods; (8) summary questions (with answers); (9) extension activities; and (10) list of references. The activity in this module (requiring knowledge of Pythagorean theorem) is designed to answer such questions as: (1) Are crustal plates moving? (2) How fast and in what direction do they move? (3) Are motions constant? (4) Do plates stretch? (5) Does an entire plate move as a unit? (6) How is the earth's rotation linked to plate motions? (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Materials, Measurement, Motion, 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; Earthquakes; National Science Foundation; Plate Tectonics