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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 videos (Total: 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Introduction to the Course1m
How Zircons Have Revolutionized Understanding of Early Earth10m
The Rate of Decay4m
Reading5 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
About This Course10m
Using Radiometric Dating to Determine the Age of Rocks and Mineral10m
"Reading" a Rock to Get Its Age10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module One Quiz20m

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4 horas para completar

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....
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7 videos (Total: 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Banded Iron Formation3m
Stromatolites2m
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 112m
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 26m
Local Geology Assignment: Part 19m
Local Geology Assignment: Part 29m
Reading2 lecturas
Early Life10m
Origin of Earth's Atmosphere10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Two Quiz20m

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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. ...
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5 videos (Total: 37 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Ductility of Rocks1m
Marble Deformation2m
Scientists at Work: Mountain Building5m
Addressing Student Misconceptions When Teaching Plate Tectonics15m
Reading2 lecturas
How Rocks Flow10m
Mantle Convection and Plate Tectonics10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Three Quiz20m

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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 videos (Total: 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Learning & Teaching with the Teaching Case4m
Part One: Background3m
Part Two: Data Collection3m
Part Three: Results3m
Part Four: Beyond Tectonics3m
Closing Thoughts4m
Reading4 lecturas
Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh10m
Resources10m
Opportunities for Educators10m
Support AMNH10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Module Four Quiz20m
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por 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.

por DFSep 1st 2016

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

Instructores

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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