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Other

Description:

In this activity, students are introduced to sequencing and geologic time through relative dating techniques. Students begin by categorizing cards of nonsense words, then move on to cards with pictures of fossils. Once students begin to grasp relative dating, they can extend their knowledge of geologic time by exploring radiometric dating and developing a timeline of Earths history. There is a teachers guide to this activity with background information and templates to use for teaching about relative dating. There are also objectives, materials, procedure, and questions.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 6,NSDL,Teaching strategies,Grade 8,Space Science,Life science,Middle School,Asking questions,Assessment of students,Classifying,Science process skills,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Dinosaurs,Hypothesizing,Life Science,Geologic time,Observing,Evolution,Animals,Earth and space science,Interpreting data,Scientific habits of mind,Rocks,Earth materials,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184930970T,Science as inquiry,Grade 7,General,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

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