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Title: Geologic History
Url: http://www.mrsciguy.com/EarthScience/history.html
Creator: Medina, Philip
Publisher: Medina, Philip
Description: This unit introduces younger students to the concept of relative versus absolute time and how geologists determine the age of geologic events and features. Topics include the laws that determine relative age (superposition, cross-cutting relationships, included fragments, and others), and how to re-construct the geologic history of an area using these relationships. There is also information on geologic correlation and the use of index fossils to determine relative age. The section on absolute time discusses some ways of measurement (tree rings, radioactive dating) and introduces the concepts of natural selection and mass extinctions. A vocabulary and downloadable, printable student worksheets are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geological time. Age of the earth
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Geologic time
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: doc
html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Geologic time
Geology
History of science
Physical sciences
science
Structural geology
Date Of Record Release: 2010-09-03 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-12-04 14:06:54 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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