Paper No. 102-0
K-12 HANDS-ON EARTH HISTORY ACTIVITIES AT THE EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION NETWORK, KENTUCKY GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
RUTHVEN, Carol L., GREB, Stephen F., and CHESNUT, Donald R. Jr, Kentucky Geol Survey, 228 MMRB, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, cruthven@kgs.mm.uky.edu

The Kentucky Geological Survey continues to add classroom materials to its Earth Science Education Network, www.uky.edu/kgs/education/education.html. The network includes annotated links for teaching K-12 standards-based earth-science concepts; a listserv to help earth-science teachers communicate with one another and other earth-science professionals; classroom activities created by KGS geologists and educators in Kentucky, and links to classroom activities offered elsewhere on the Internet; as well as many other earth-science educational materials. "Fossils of Kentucky," one of the more popular resources, contains hundreds of images of Kentucky fossils categorized by age, region, and type; an illustrated geologic history of Kentucky; out-of-print paleontological reports; and fossil identification keys using descriptive words or illustrations of basic shapes and patterns, to help students and the general public identify fossils. Popular earth history classroom activities include (1) a "Geologic and Paleontologic Cookbook": recipes for edible earth-history fun in the classroom, (2) "Draw T. rex": a step-by-step menu for putting the flesh back on a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, (3) "Trilobite Masks": how to make a cephalon mask from paper plates, (4) "It's About Time": a collection of standard methods for demonstrating time on paper, a clock, a sports field, basketball court, or parking lot (this activity includes illustrations of prehistoric life and important dates in earth history), and (5) "Can You Find": a search for different types of fossils and prehistoric animals depicted on the popular "Progression of Life" poster, which shows fossils and prehistoric animals through time.

GSA Annual Meeting, November 5-8, 2001
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 102--Booth# 52
Geoscience Education (Posters)
Hynes Convention Center: Hall D
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2001
 

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