Relative Dating of Geologic Materials
Students progress step by step to build a foundation for how geologists constructed the time scale.
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Some critical thinking, data analysis, and synthesis of ideas are involve. Students record observations in writing and present data and conclusions to classmates.
Context for Use
Used with preservice teachers but also done with 4th graders in an urban district.
Description and Teaching Materials
Teaching relative Time Using a 5E Format (Microsoft Word 1.9MB Apr13 07)
Teaching Notes and Tips
See the elaborate and evaluate portions of the lesson.
References and Resources
Contains some diagrams from published works. I did NOT seek permission to publish them.