Geologic History Series

Aud: E, I. (L. Stevens)
Video Librarian
March/April 2006

Aimed at middle school students, this topnotch four-part introduction to the study of geology covers major topics outlined in the National Science Education Standards. Accompanied by a 30-page teacher's guide, the series opens with "A Journey Through Geologic Time," which illustrates how scientists "read" about past geologic events by studying rocks and various rock formations, all the while introducing students to concepts (such as relative age and absolute age) and terminology (including geologic periods such as Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic). The other titles are "Earth's Changing Surface," "Fossils," and "Geology of North America." All are available on a single DVD, with extras including labeled slides and an iMovie project. Another first-rate addition to the Visual Learning Company's library of quality science curriculum series. Geologic History is highly recommended.