Relative dating interactive activity

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In this activity, students begin a sequencing activity with familiar items — letters written on cards.

Once they are able to manipulate the cards into the correct sequence, they are asked to do a similar sequencing activity using fossil pictures printed on "rock layer" cards.

Basic understanding of how radiometric dating works is useful.

Although most attention in today's world focuses on dinosaurs and why they became extinct, the world of paleontology includes many other interesting organisms which tell us about Earth's past history.

Radioactive Dating Games (ID: 3) Details the usefulness of radioactive elements, half-life controls and different types of radioactive materials.

Preview Questions State: NY Grade: 8th - 10th Ancient Life Games (ID: 19) Importance of the fossil record and how the past relates to discoveries in the future.

Preview Questions State: NY Grade: 8th - 10th Correlation Of Rock Layers Games (ID: 25) Factors in fossil formation, correlation of rock layers by index fossils and volcanic ash.

Preview Questions State: NY Grade: 8th - 10th Absolute And Relative Age Dating Games (ID: 122) Absolute and Relative Age Dating Preview Questions State: VA Grade: 8th - 10th Geologic Time Games (ID: 141) Geologic Time Preview Questions State: VA Grade: 8th - 10th Review For Friday's Fossil Test Games (ID: 1027) Review on fossils and relative dating for geologic time Preview Questions State: GA Grade: 6th & 7th Fossils Review 2 Games (ID: 1311) Fossils Preview Questions State: GA Grade: 6th & 7th Geologic History 1 Games (ID: 1346) Principles that guide in interpreting Earth History Preview Questions State: NY Grade: 8th - 10th Virginia Geologic Time Chart Review Games (ID: 1933) This review covers parts of the VA Geologic Time Chart.

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