The new ELI today is 'Let’s weigh that dinosaur! How can a plastic model reveal the mass of an actual dinosaur?' This Earthlearningidea is a class activity to estimate the mass of a dinosaur using a plastic model. It provides one method of estimating ...
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"Earth Learning Idea" - 5 new articles

  1. Weighing a dinosaur?
  2. Geological time gaps - unconformities
  3. Factors controlling metamorphism
  4. How long do Earth events take to happen?
  5. What did kill the dinosaurs?
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Weighing a dinosaur?

The new ELI today is 'Let’s weigh that dinosaur! How can a plastic model reveal the mass of an actual dinosaur?'

This Earthlearningidea is a class activity to estimate the mass of a dinosaur using a plastic model. It provides one method of estimating the mass of an extinct animal. The result can be compared with textbook values and with results obtained by alternative methods, based on measurements such as the depth of animal footprints (as demonstrated in 'How to weigh a dinosaur') or the size of the thigh bone.

Other ELIs related to dinosaurs and fossils in general, can be found in the Earthlearningidea 'Evolution of life' category.
 

    

Geological time gaps - unconformities

'Filling the gap – picturing the unconformity ‘abyss of time’? Working out what happened during unconformity time gaps'

 

This activity gives pupils a method to help them to visualise the enormous time-spans between the upper and lower layers of unconformities.

Many more activities about Geological time, or 'deep time' can be found on our website.

    

Factors controlling metamorphism

The new ELI+ today - 'Metamorphic processes: controlled by depth, temperature and pressure: what factors control metamorphism?'


In this Earthlearningidea, pupils identify the appropriate zones on a pressure/temperature graph for a range of metamorphic processes. It is a useful revision activity on metamorphism. 

Many more activities, not all ELI+, can be found by using the alphabetical index or the search engine on our website.

    

How long do Earth events take to happen?

'How long does it take? – quick to very, very, very slow; sorting out Earth events according to the time they take'

 

This Earthlearningidea asks pupils to subdivide Earth processes according to the time they take. The answers which are likely to result from the discussions are given in the activity. Some Earth processes happen very quickly, whilst others act very, very slowly.

Other activities related to Geological time can be found on our website.

    

What did kill the dinosaurs?

New ELI today  'Extinction mystery; what did kill the dinosaurs?'

This activity is a card sorting exercise involving deciding which factors might have contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

There are many misconceptions about how dinosaurs became extinct. The mystery encourages pupils to put evidence into a sequence so that they can explain some of the possible causes of the extinction.

Many more activities can be found about dinosaurs by using the search engine or alphabetical index on our website.


    

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