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

http://hgsonline.co.uk/wordpress/hgsrocks/

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBfviWg7kKM

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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