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Students will construct an explanation based on evidence from rock strata and the fossil record to explain the geologic time scale and age of the Earth.
This unit is aligned with MS-ESS1-4. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history.
for how the geologic time scale shows the age and history of Earth. Emphasize scientific evidence from rock strata, the fossil record, and the principles of relative dating such as superposition, uniformitarianism, and recognizing unconformities.
The Age of the Earth and Geological Time Unit for Middle School
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The science topics addressed in this unit include:
- Age of Earth
- Relative Age
- Absolute Age
- Radioactive Dating
- Law of Superposition
- Principle of Cross-cutting relationships
- Principle of Original Horizontality
- Index Fossils
- Isotopes and Half-life
- Geologic Time Scale
- Precambrian Time
- Paleozoic Era
- Mesozoic Era
- Cenozoic Era
- Major Events in Earth History
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