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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

It's All Relative

Fun Forces
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment. They will then create a diagram of the geologic column and compare their diagram with diagrams from other groups. They will then work as a class to complete a comprehensive and sequential diagram of the overall geologic column.
Topic: Relative dating
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of relative dating.
  • An exploration of soil and rock layers.
  • An exploration of geologic excavations.
Students will gain an understanding of the ways sediment can form different layers over a large region. They will gain an understanding of relative dating and its applications.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 4 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.



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