ConcepTest: Oldest Rocks
Carefully examine the relative positions of the lettered arrows on the timeline below and estimate the ages represented by each arrow. Identify which letter corresponds most closely to the age of the oldest known rock on Earth.
The correct response is C.
Percentage of students choosing this answer. (% Before Discussion/% After Discussion):
b. D (13%/0%)
c. E (40%/73%)
e. G (20%/7%)
in a small (< 60 students) environmental geology class
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References and Notes:
Resource TypeActivities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:
Grade LevelCollege Lower (13-14):
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ThemeTeach the Earth:Teaching Environments:
Earth System Topics