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Timeline and time scale cognition experiments for a geological interpretative exhibit at Grand Canyon

@inproceedings{Semken2009TimelineAT,
  title={Timeline and time scale cognition experiments for a geological interpretative exhibit at Grand Canyon},
  author={Steven Semken and Jeff Dodick and Orna Ben-David and Monica Pineda and Nievita Bueno Watts and Karl E. Karlstrom},
  year={2009}
}
Linear timelines are analogical models that are frequently used in formal and informal learning settings to teach about geologic time; nonetheless, their effectiveness in such contexts has not been fully assessed. We examined respondents’ abilities to understand and interpret a logarithmically scaled walking timeline: the Million Year Trail (MYT). This is a prototype of a longer version that will soon be part of a major geoscience exhibit, “The Trail of Time”, at Grand Canyon National Park. We… 

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