Archive for October, 2010

Welcome to Dr. Joe Botting

October 31, 2010 1 comment

A warm welcome to another guest on our blog – Dr Botting. Dr Botting is a curator at Leeds Museum and looks after the extensive geology collection among other things. He’ll be our guide in our November visit. As well as helping us out with some of the fossil groups we’re learning about, he’ll be able to tell you about studying geology at University and also about his next job – researching Ordovician sponges in China! (At least I think that is his next job, perhaps he’ll correct me).

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BGS pictures of trilobites & graptolites

October 28, 2010 Comments off

5 picures of trilobites, newly added to the trilobite section of our fossils webpage, and 6 pictures of graptolites in the graptolite section. Come with some notes, and can be opened as large images. Lots of other stuff in the BGS picture archive if you want to search.

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British Geological Society – simple timeline explorer

October 28, 2010 Comments off

This online exploratorium is meant for younger students, but it’s a nice way to get a feel for the huge time periods involved in geological thinking. Once the site loads, click the “Enter” button bottom left. Enjoy!

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Planet Earth magazine

October 28, 2010 Comments off

This is now an online resource only. Here’s the current (Autumn 2010) edition, but you can get .pdf files of past articles in the archives.
Just an example – some good stuff on mass extinction in general, and also the role of outgassing from the Deccan Traps in the K-T event.
Hint – if you’re applying for Geology, check out the authors – it might be that they come from one of the Universities you’ve applied to.

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Set your video recorders!

October 27, 2010 1 comment

David Attenborough is broadcasting a two part series on the origins of animal life called First Life. He definitely covers trilobites, along with … read more …

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Homework October 22nd

October 22, 2010 4 comments

Over half-term, thoroughly read pages 274-279 and for each double page spread, come back with a good question – even better if your 3 questions are comments to this post.

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Welcome Mr. Sheriff

October 22, 2010 Comments off

Welcome to Mr. Sheriff who has joined our blog. Everybody on best behaviour now, and no more foul language, especially you Mr. Robertson.

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