Through this University of California, Berkeley website, both students and teachers can understand the complexities of geologic time. Through interactive timetables, students can discover when key events occurred in the earth's history, the difference between relative and absolute time, the Law of Superposition, and the Geologic time scale. At the end of the tutorial, users can test their knowledge. Educators can find preparation steps, technical requirements, standards, and user tips. The website provides a list of terms, simplified version of the geologic time scale, quizzes, assessment materials, and other lesson plan ideas.


SubjectsChemistry, Geoscience, Life Science, Physics, Space Science
Education levelHigh School, Middle School
Resource typesInstructional Material
Resource formatapplication, application/java, text, text/html
CreatorJudy Scotchmoor
PublisherUniversity of California Museum of Paleontology

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DLESE: Digital Library for Earth System EducationInternet Scout Project
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Link http://www.dlese.org/
Description The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) mission is to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth System, by developing, managing, and providing access to high-quality educational resources and supporting services through a community-based, distributed digital library. Intended users include students, educators and citizens of all ages, in both formal and informal learning environments. The collection favors resources that convey linkages and connections; the general with the specific, theory with evidence, global with local, and that demonstrate the application of science to solving real world problems. This includes providing access to Earth data sets and imagery, and the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use. DLESE resources are community-contributed, by individuals, organizations, and formal collection efforts.