Science Sampler: Taking steps to understand geologic time

by: Peter Hester

Getting students to understand the concept of geologic time is challenging because it is difficult to imagine the vast time frame of Earth’s history. Therefore, this article describes an inquiry-based activity that uses an experiential model to help students understand geologic time. It allows students to visualize vast expanses of time on a personal scale. By the time the lesson ends, students are motivated to research information for their time line.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2008Stock # ss08_032_02_54Volume 032Issue 02

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