Physical Geology: Earth History Physical Geology: Oceans

Unit Driving Questions

Ohio Standards

 

PG.EH Earth‘s HistoryPG.EH.1 The geologic rock record

  • PG.EH.1a Relative and absolute age
  • PG.EH.1b Principles to determine relative age
    • Original horizontality
    • Superposition
    • Cross-cutting relationships
  • PG.EH.1c Absolute age
    • Radiometric dating (isotopes, radioactive decay)
    • Correct uses of radiometric dating
  • PG.EH.1d Combining relative and absolute age data
  • PG.EH.1e The geologic time scale
    • Comprehending geologic time
    • Climate changes evident through the rock record
    • Fossil record

Understandings

  1. Scientific claims are supported by evidence and explained by scientific reasoning.
  2. Many sources of absolute and relative age data are taken together to understand the age of the earth.
Learning Targets:

Students will be able to....

  1. Explain how isotopes are used in radiometric datingExplain how radiometric dating is used to determine the age of rocks.
  2. Describe relative and absolute age and explain how they are taken together to determine the age of a rock
  3. Explain and apply the principals used to determine relative age (original horizontality, superposition, cross-cutting relationships)
  4. Geologic time
  5. Use index fossils to help determine the age of rocks
Academic Vocabulary: Bricks Academic Vocabulary: Mortar
  • relative age
  • absolute age
  • isotope
  • radioactive decay
  • horizontality
  • superposition
  • crosscuttine relationship
  • geologic time
  • fossil record

  • describe
  • elaborate
  • explain
  • analyze
  • classify
  • compare
  • contrast
  • relate
  • interpret
  • list; state
  • explain
  • define
  • law (in science)
  • theory
  • claim
  • evidence
  • reason
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Physical Geology: Earth's History
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