Category: Teaching

Stratum Young

Stratum Young is my new project to take Earth science into primary schools in the most-deprived parts of Yorkshire. Working with pupils, teachers, and local communities, Stratum Young will develop fun, fossil-flavoured activities to engage children with our amazing geology and palaeontology. And thanks to generous funding from the Yorkshire Geological Society‘s Geoscience Communications Fund, the first phase of Stratum...

Trilobites: an introduction

This page provides resources for the Hidden University class ‘Trilobites: an introduction’ run by Dr Liam Herringshaw of Hidden Horizons. The trilobites handout (including the specimen list) can be downloaded here Online examples of some of the specimens can be found below: Acaste downingiae (Lapworth Museum of Geology) Asaphus cornutus (Virtual Fossil Museum) Calymene blumenbachii (Lapworth Museum of Geology) Cybantyx...

An Introduction To Fossils

The materials used/mentioned in my Hidden Horizons online palaeontology course, An Introduction To Fossils, can be found below. The specimens in the GeoEd ‘Diversity of Life‘ set are as follows: Fossil name Fossil type Higher group Age Where from? Acervularia luxurans Coral Cnidarians Silurian UK Albertosaurus sp. Dinosaur tooth Reptiles Late Cretaceous Canada Calymene blumenbachii Trilobite Arthropods Silurian Dudley, UK...

A Geological History of Yorkshire

Below are materials and links for my course ‘A Geological History of Yorkshire’ PowerPoint slideshow: PDF handout of slideshow: Geological timescale (International Commission on Stratigraphy): https://stratigraphy.org/chart The rock cycle: http://geologycafe.com/erosion/rock_cycle_illustrated.html John Phillips’ 1855 geological map of Yorkshire: http://www.geology.19thcenturyscience.org/books/1855-Phillips-Yorkshire/figures/1855-Phillips-Yorkshire-p0030.jpg Yorkshire Geological Society introduction to the geological history of Yorkshire: http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Geological_history_of_Yorkshire For a broader overview of the geology of Northern England, this...