HOW IT WORKS
Students learn geologic history and time,
stratigraphic nomenclature, general plant and animal fossils of the
periods, climatic conditions and the movement of the North American or
Laurentia continental plate. Students learn how to read quickly
through information from the Internet extracting the pertinent information
to their project.
Technology Skills Required:
Web creation / guided
Student Technology Skills
Students develop internet
Software Materials Used:
Text editor, or other web authoring
Teacher Steps To Prepare:
read information on the Precambrian period and see example answers to the
worksheet. This enables them to see what is required and become research
information, asked on the worksheet, on three periods in Earth's
the information on three index cards.
index cards on a time line that stretches across a classroom
5. Students can be creative with their
representation of each period. They are not limited to index cards.
However, the index cards provide the opportunity to consolidate their
notes and better understand it.
Dynamic Crust Plate Tectonics.htm: The project web site.
http://scotese.com/ The site that has
many of the sources of information for the project