We’ve moved server!

February 3, 2011 Comments off

Hi everyone – we’ve now moved this blog over to our own server and you can get at it on


All members of the group will shortly get an email with their login details – please place any new posts on this new location.

Best wishes, Mr. B

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Homework Th 3rd Feb 2011

February 3, 2011 Comments off

Homework is for Alex, Richard, James, Stephen, Max, Chris & Tushar to post 5 useful facts about their assigned ore.

Everybody (including the above!) to answer questions 1-5 on p189. For Q4, just pick one factor and DISCUSS it, don’t just state it – try to explain how it all works.

Mr. B

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Modern Bivalve example.

January 30, 2011 Comments off


Found this surprisingly helpful putting into perspective how bivalves live today. What we’ve learnt about relates to what the guy’s talking about which is cool.x

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What do you want to revise?

January 17, 2011 Comments off

The list below is from your post-it notes. I suggest that we take them in descending order over the next week or two.

14 votes Radiometric dating
14 votes Isotope ratios and temperature changes
9 votes Palaeoclimatic change
6 votes Stratigraphic ranges Read more…

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What do you want to revise?

January 12, 2011 Comments off

Remember to let me know this on Friday’s lesson – if you are missing it because of a test, pass your requests via a friend.
I’ve attached the pictures of microfossils to this post – if you can identify them you’re doing well.

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Great essay on dating by Joe

January 9, 2011 Comments off

Here’s an essay on dating of rocks that I found – and guess what, it’s by Joe! It’s on a website put up by Joe and a friend which touches on many things palaeontological – take a look, but I really recommend this particular essay to you as it ties together many of the things we studied in dating.  There is an exceptionally clear and concise explanation of Read more…

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Ammonite diet revealed by high energy X-rays

January 9, 2011 Comments off

This BBC article describes how a team of French & German researchers have produced 3-D images of the inside of an ammonite fossil using very high energy X-rays from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.  The images show Read more…

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