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The AMNH course The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators provides students with an overview of the origin and evolution of the Earth. Informed by the recently released Next Generation Science Standards, this course examines geological time scales, radiometric dating, and how scientists “read the rocks.” We will explore dramatic changes in the Earth over the last 4 billion years, including how the evolution of life on Earth has affected its atmosphere. In addition to looking at geology on a global scale, participants will take to their own backyards to explore and share their local geologic history. Course participants will bring their understanding of the dynamic Earth - along with content resources, discussion questions, and assignments - into their own teaching....
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Introduction & The Mystery of Geologic Time

You will explore the ways scientists study the rock record to determine the geologic history of the Earth. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 20 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Introduction to the Course1 min
How Zircons Have Revolutionized Understanding of Early Earth10 min
The Rate of Decay4 min
Reading5 lectures
Syllabus10 min
Resources10 min
About This Course10 min
Using Radiometric Dating to Determine the Age of Rocks and Mineral10 min
"Reading" a Rock to Get Its Age10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module One Quiz20 min

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Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Evolution of the Atmosphere

You will learn how the evolution of photosynthetic life changed the concentration of oxygen in the oceans and atmosphere, and how this is reflected in the rock record. You will also become familiar with how the Next Generation Science Standards connect to this week’s content. Finally, you will complete a written assignment: an analysis of a local geologic feature....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 56 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Banded Iron Formation3 min
Stromatolites2 min
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 112 min
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 26 min
Local Geology Assignment: Part 19 min
Local Geology Assignment: Part 29 min
Reading2 lectures
Early Life10 min
Origin of Earth's Atmosphere10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Two Quiz20 min

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Plate Tectonics: Mountain Building

You will learn how convection causes solid rock to flow in the Earth’s mantle and how the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates forms mountains. You will also learn how to identify and address common student misconceptions about plate tectonics. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 37 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Ductility of Rocks1 min
Marble Deformation2 min
Scientists at Work: Mountain Building5 min
Addressing Student Misconceptions When Teaching Plate Tectonics15 min
Reading2 lectures
How Rocks Flow10 min
Mantle Convection and Plate Tectonics10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Three Quiz20 min

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Plate Tectonics: Earthquakes

You will learn about earthquake risk. Using a multimedia teaching case about earthquake risk in Bangladesh, you will learn how scientists define and assess the risk from geologic events. You will also learn how to implement this or similar teaching cases with your students. ...
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7 vidéos (Total 38 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Learning & Teaching with the Teaching Case4 min
Part One: Background3 min
Part Two: Data Collection3 min
Part Three: Results3 min
Part Four: Beyond Tectonics3 min
Closing Thoughts4 min
Reading4 lectures
Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh10 min
Resources10 min
Opportunities for Educators10 min
Support AMNH10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module Four Quiz20 min
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par RJul 4th 2017

Very informative course. Must be attended by start ups in college. Freshers in industry too can attempt to have additional knowledge. Excellent course on Earth, its history and formation etc.

par DFSep 1st 2016

Excellent course. Required some corollary reading, but basically supplied all materials required to meet course outline requirements.

Enseignants

Edmond Mathez, Ph.D.

Curator and Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Ro Kinzler, Ph.D.

Senior Director
Science Education

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