Deep Time - Football
More than seventy scientists and educators have been interviewed for the Speaking Evolution project, and they all seem to have their own approach to communicating Deep Time. One of our favorites is paleontologist David Jablonski’s “…forty-five-foot-long role of toilet paper…” We had a hard time finding exactly forty-five feet, but with the help of a tape measure our schoolyard basketball court turned out to be a good place to let the Deep Times roll.
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- Here insert the charts from Ashley Allen
Let the Deep Times Roll
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