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Geology & Geologic Time

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Geologic Cross-Section (7-12) - Have your students create a construction paper cross section. The results are beautiful AND instructional.


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Earth’s History – Selected Labs and Activities from Earth to Class.
Earth Floor Geologic Time Activity - Compare geologic time to the length of a football field, which is 100 yards long.
Radiometric Dating Explained - Here are several very good Web site explaining radiometric dating, one specifically about carbon-14 dating:
Three Dimensional Geology - Apply geological concepts to a real-life problem-solving situation and give students an appreciation of the three dimensional nature of rock strata using rocks, fossils, and simulated cores


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