ERIC Number: ED216935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Drifting Continents and Magnetic Fields. 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 three 45-minute class periods for this module; (8) summary questions (with answers); (9) extension activities; and (10) list of references. Objectives include explaining magnetic dip, using magnetic dip preserved in rocks to determine latitude of India at certain times in the past and its present rate of movement, and identify collision of India and Asia as the cause of the Himalayas. Familarity with continental drift, paleomagnetism, latitude/longitude, and measuring angles with a protractor are prerequisites for understanding the teacher demonstration and completing the activities. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geographic Location, Geology, Instructional Materials, 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.