It's All Relative
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.
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
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