NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating

NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating
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NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #42 Radiometric Dating and the Age of the Earth
This easy-to-use, turnkey lesson plan is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe. The lesson plan includes a summary, a list of resources, learning outcomes, the NGSS alignment for the lesson, lesson procedures, one Science Literacy Activity. The lesson plan also includes a discussion question and sample responses, assessment questions and an answer key.

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Explain what radioactive isotopes are.
• Describe the difference between a parent isotope and a daughter isotope.
• Explain what an isotope’s half-life is.
• Describe radiometric dating.
• Explain what geochronology is.
• Explain how scientists use a radioactive isotope of potassium, 40K, to determine the age of rocks on the Earth.
• Describe the important assumption that scientists make when they use the radioactive isotope 40K to determine the age of rocks.
• Explain how the radiometric dating method, which uses the radioactive isotope 40K, can sometimes be inaccurate.
• Explain what scientists have to do in order to correctly determine the age of rocks.
• Describe the oldest rocks discovered on the Earth.

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