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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

29%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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American Museum of Natural History

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction & The Mystery of Geologic Time

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Introduction to the Course1m
How Zircons Have Revolutionized Understanding of Early Earth10m
The Rate of Decay4m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
About This Course10m
Using Radiometric Dating to Determine the Age of Rocks and Mineral10m
"Reading" a Rock to Get Its Age10m
1 practice exercise
Module One Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Evolution of the Atmosphere

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Banded Iron Formation3m
Stromatolites2m
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 112m
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards: Part 26m
Local Geology Assignment: Part 19m
Local Geology Assignment: Part 29m
2 readings
Early Life10m
Origin of Earth's Atmosphere10m
1 practice exercise
Module Two Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Plate Tectonics: Mountain Building

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Ductility of Rocks1m
Marble Deformation2m
Scientists at Work: Mountain Building5m
Addressing Student Misconceptions When Teaching Plate Tectonics15m
2 readings
How Rocks Flow10m
Mantle Convection and Plate Tectonics10m
1 practice exercise
Module Three Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Plate Tectonics: Earthquakes

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Learning & Teaching with the Teaching Case4m
Part One: Background3m
Part Two: Data Collection3m
Part Three: Results3m
Part Four: Beyond Tectonics3m
Closing Thoughts4m
4 readings
Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh10m
Resources10m
Opportunities for Educators10m
Support AMNH10m
1 practice exercise
Module Four Quiz20m

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