Relative and absolute dating lessons
You can help us choose the best absolute dating method for each rock. To learn more about the dating methods, select the image from the lab.We have found this cliff and collected samples from the layers of sedimentary rocks.We know the oldest rocks are at the bottom and the youngest are at the top, but we want some actual dates. Drag and drop the rock sample from each layer onto the dating method you think will tell us its age.Access this lesson's reading by clicking on the Resources tab in ANGEL, then clicking on the "Library Reserves" link. 94-95, "Postlab Problem." Record all of your work in a word processing document.When you have completed this activity, you will be asked to submit your answers electronically by copying and pasting your answers into an online submission form included in the Lesson 8 folder in ANGEL.The discovery of radioactivity and its application to dating rocks is perhaps one of the greatest scientific achievements affecting the Earth Sciences.
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