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American Field Guide: Relative Dating - Telling Time Using Fossils
This website integrates video footage and information with lesson plans and activities to teach students about the concept of relative dating. Students will graph a range chart for ammonites, determine the geologic age for several rocks, and determine which rocks will be most useful for oil companies looking to drill oil. This site contains lesson plans, student worksheets, discussion questions, and links for more information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Video
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Media Player or Windows Media plug-in needed for videos.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 Oregon Public Broadcasting and PBS
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-483
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Oregon Public Broadcasting
http://www.opb.org