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Relative Age Self-Design Quiz
Students write a short essay using relative age principles to describe a fictional set of geologic events and processes (specified in the exercise) that occur in a hypothetical area. The essay is used to develop a geologic profile, and then it is given to another student who is tasked with producing the correct geologic profile (as a quiz), based on the essay information. A teacher-designed rubric is used to score the quiz and to allow students to complete a self-evaluation of their learning.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Becky Remis.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-044
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Becky Remis
Schalmont High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation