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Title: Reservation RockHounds Petrified Wood Mystery
Url: http://www.ncsec.org/cadre2/team2_2/
Publisher: National Computational Science Education Consortium
Description: This module will introduce students to the process by which wood is 'petrified' (fossilized). They will identify the variables involved in the petrification process, determine the effect, and examine the variation of involved minerals, geological formations, and other influencing factors. In a series of lessons, they will identify different types of rocks, learn and experiment with the properties of minerals, and use a computational model to simulate water percolation and mineral distribution. They will also use a model to visually demonstrate the petrification process of wood through manipulation of data, study the use of absolute dating to determine the age of fossils, and, as a culminating activity, create a scenario in a Powerpoint or webpage format that traces the history of a specimen of petrified wood.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Paleobotany -- Fossil woods. Fossil trees
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Geology -- Rocks
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Mineralogy or petrology
Natural history
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2010-12-02 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-11-29 11:47:49 (W3C-DTF)
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