Earth Science Weekly
Week of April 11-15
Tuesday: Who's On First Relative Dating Activity
Wednesday: Rules of Relative Dating/ Snickers Lab
Thursday: Unconformities/ Building Uncomformities Lab/HW Packet DUE
Friday: Methods of Absolute Dating/ Relative Dating QUIZ
Next week we will begin chapters 8 & 9 that deal with the age of the Earth and the fossil record. These topics tend to bring about a bit more "discussion" than sedimentary or metamorphic rocks! As we look toward next week, students will be learning how geologists use both relative methods of dating (observations of the rock layers) and absolute methods of dating (radiometric dating) to place an age on the Earth and universe.
I realize that some families may hold different views as to the age of the Earth. I encourage you to talk with your students and keep conversations open if content in class conflicts with what your family believes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
If you happen to have a gently-used version at your house or see one sitting at the Goodwill, would you be willing to donate it to our classroom?