Learn how inclusions and unconformities can tell us stories about the geologic past.We'll even visit the Grand Canyon to solve the mystery of the Great Unconformity!Teaching about Earth's history is a challenge for all teachers.
Here is an easy-to understand analogy for your students: relative age dating is like saying that your grandfather is older than you.
Absolute age dating is like saying you are 15 years old and your grandfather is 77 years old.
| Teaching Weathering, Erosion, & Deposition | | Teaching the Metric System | Teaching the Water Cycle | Teaching Plate Tectonics | Teaching Earthquakes | Teaching Volcanoes | | Teaching Experimental Design | Contains over 200 pages of ready-to-run materials covering: Relative and Absolute Time, Sequencing Geologic Events, Geologic History Timelines, Geologic Eras, Fossils, Tree Cookies, and Radiactive Dating.
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Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object.
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Imagine that you're a geologist, studying the amazing rock formations of the Grand Canyon.
Your goal is to study the smooth, parallel layers of rock to learn how the land built up over geologic time.
Once students begin to grasp "relative" dating, they can extend their knowledge of geologic time by exploring radiometric dating and developing a timeline of Earth's history.