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Geology & Geologic Time

Lesson Plans

Relative Age Dating Activity - This exercise will introduce your students to the concept of relative age dating, and allow them to practice their new skills by determining the age sequence of geologic events in a cross section. They will learn the geologic principles that help geologists in their study of the Earth's crust.

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.
http://earth2class.org/curr_units/history%20labs.php
Earth Floor Geologic Time Activity - Compare geologic time to the length of a football field, which is 100 yards long.
www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/geo_activity.html
Radiometric Dating Explained - Here are several very good Web site explaining radiometric dating, one specifically about carbon-14 dating:
www.asa3.org/ASA/resources/Wiens.html
www.c14dating.com/
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
geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/12.5/lesson.pdf

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