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18 Mar

Ph ET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

We present new biostratigraphic analyses of approximately 200 outcrop samples and review biostratigraphic data from 136 public domain exploration wells across western New Guinea.

It then shows the formation of faults and subsequent movement along them, the intrusion of a batholith, and the creation of dikes and sills.

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the Ph ET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.

It begins with the deposition of sedimentary layers in an aqueous environment.

It looks as though one group of layers was tilted and eroded away before new rocks were formed on top.

Move your mouse over one of the geologist’s hammers. This was the last layer to be formed before the rocks tilted.

Information about one of the rock layers will appear – drag the hammer and drop it onto the layer you think is being described. This layer formed on top of earlier rocks after they were tilted and eroded away.

Carry on and place all the hammers on the correct layers.