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Relative Dating and the Principle of Superposition Fossil Activity NGSS* Aligned
This fossil activity will have your students collecting information about fossil layers on the first day and then using the fossils to place the layers in chronological order. I have typically used this lesson after I have introduced fossils and the principle of superposition. I have included a few
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Rock Candy Lab (Relative Dating)
This Keep It Hands On activity asks students to model rock layers out of candy that show each of the relative dating laws. This sweet lab helps students show their mastery of the relative dating principles; law of superposition, law of inclusions, and law of crosscutting.
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Steno's Laws Foldable (Relative Dating)
Use this foldable to help your students remember Steno's Four Laws when studying Relative Dating. Students are given diagrams and have to label each law and add descriptions. This download includes the Student version, as well as a completed Teacher version. Thank you for visiting Interactive Scien
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Relative Dating Lecture PowerPoint- Superposition, Stratigraphy
This PowerPoint details the Laws used in Relative Dating and Statigraphy. It will outline the Law of Super Position, Law of Original Horizontality, Unconformities, Cross Cutting Relationships, Biotal Succession, Intrusions and Inclusions. It gives examples and images of these Laws and how geologis
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Absolute and Relative Dating Cut, Color and Organize for Middle School.
Dating Fossils Cut, Sort and Organize for Middle School These activities were created to help kids review, reinforce and grasp the concepts of absolute versus relative dating. Included in this product is a mix of Interactive notebook and sorting activities. I have found that while the students wor
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Relative Dating Crossword
Crossword puzzle with 14 vocabulary words about rocks, fossils, and dating. Absolute dating, relative dating, horizontality, superposition, inclusions, sedimentation, etc. Two versions - one with a word bank and one without, plus solution *A couple of errors have been fixed
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Relative Dating Entrance Slip
This entrance slip asks the students to demonstrate their understanding of the rules and principles of relative dating and the law of superposition.
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Relative Dating Review Lab Activity
Looking for a way to review/apply relative dating rules? This lab activity has students use Snickers candy bars (bite sized) as a visual to apply and/or review these concepts! This really helped my students who were struggling with the relative dating rules.
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Understanding Relative Dating
In this student self-guided Earth Science activity students will work their way through the different techniques used in Relative Dating.Students will first gain an understanding of what relative dating is by solving a puzzle of "which came first?". Students will define and use the word strata ofte
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Question Exploration: How do Index Fossils help relative dating of rock layers?
How Do Index Fossils Help Relative Dating of Rock Layers? This Question Exploration explains index fossils and relative dating using Steno’s law of superposition, the principle of original horizontality, and the principle of lateral continuity. Question Exploration Routine is an instructional meth
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Relative Dating Review Cube
A cube for students to review concepts related to relative dating. This cube is easily differentiated to meet the needs of your students. For my advanced students, I have them design their own diagrams to practice relative dating. For my other students, I give them the template and let them color/la
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Relative Dating Outcrop Lab (historical Geology)
Students examine four different outcrops and figure out the relative sequence of which layer came first. Terms include: deposition, uplift, erosion, folding, unconformity and more. Students answer 6 questions. Comes with Key to outcrops.
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The Earth PowerPoint  - Longitude, Latitude, Relative Dating, Geologic Time
This 24 slide powerpoint presentation covers the following concepts. *Longitude * Latitude * Fossils * Relative Dating - superposition - crosscutting relationships - original horizontality - lateral continuity *Geologic Time I used this presentation over a 3-5 day period to cover these concepts wit
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Relative Dating Flipbook
Assignment sheet and information sheet to make a flipbook about relative dating. Covers six concepts concerning relative dating: superposition, lateral continuity, original horizontality, cross-cutting, inclusions, and faunal succession with pictures and definitions. You could also withhold some
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Earth/Space ActivInspire Review "Fossils and Relative Dating"
This ActivInspire review aligns with the Common Core State Standards: "STANDARD 7 - The Earth The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes. Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher:
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Relative Dating Quiz
This quiz will assess the following student skills Determine the age of rock layers Sequence geologic events identify the relative ages of fossils based on their appearance in sedimentary rock
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MS-ESS1-4 Relative Dating Lab Stations Activity
About this ProductSNAPs Lab Stations require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop stud

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Relative Dating
This is a PowerPoint covering the techniques used to date rock layers & fossils through relative dating.
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Do Now Outcrop Worksheet for Earth Science (Relative Dating)
A "Do Now" for Earth Science. Students get a simple outcrop drawing and have to determine which layers and events came first. Comes with answer key and a link that shows a video of the actual outcrop forming. Good introduction to relative dating. Geologic history.
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Relative Dating Google Form Quiz w/ Answer Key **EDITABLE**
This quiz assesses the topic of relative dating. It is used in a middle school classroom, but can be used in lower/higher grades. Includes an 'exceeds' portion, which would be for a 4/5 on standards-based grading, or extra credit on point-system grading. **ANSWER KEY INCLUDED** **EDITABLE GOOGLE FO
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Science Fusion Unit 4, Lesson 2 Relative Dating notes
This PowerPoint works as a phenomenal supplement to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Fusion workbooks for 8th grade Science! This lesson covers Relative Dating from Unit 4 (Earth's History) and is completely aligned to the Ohio New Learning Standards for Science. I am providing all teachers who purchas
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Relative Dating and Radioactive Dating
This is an interactive notebook page about methods that scientists use to determine the age of rock layers and fossils. The 3 door mini-foldable on the left page was a homework assignment to describe what information can be deduced by radiocarbon dating, potassium-argon dating, and uranium-lead dat
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Relative Dating activity
This document uses teachers from my school (but could include teachers from your school) and the years they started to introduce kids to the idea of relative dating and how it differs from absolute dating.
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Principles of Relative Dating Power Point
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