Radiometric Dating Teacher Resources
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How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
Eight neat slides lead to the understanding of how geologists have determined Earth's age. Most of the slides are dedicated to explaining the absolute dating method of assessment. Color diagrams display radioactive isotopes and a graph...
Radioactive Dating GameLesson Planet
6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
The Mystery of Earth’s HistoryLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Every living creature can leave a fossil record, yet most fossils belong to extinct organisms rather than ones currently living. Scholars learn about dating rock layers, fossils, and the environment of the past. Pupils understand that...
How Do We Know the Age of the Earth?Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Some 4.565 billion candles would be needed for a birthday cake for Earth. Young scientists view a video to learn about historical attempts to determine the age of Earth. They see how advances in radioactive dating led to the currently...
Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?Lesson Planet
6th - 9th
A short reading passage about types of evidence used to estimate Earth's age is provided before giving junior geologists a research assignment. They define petrology, stratigraphy, and paleoontology. They describe the job of a geologist...
Evolution - The Nature of Change and VariationLesson Planet
9th - 12th
The objective of this set of slides is to present four types of evidence for evolution: the fossil record, embryology, molecular biology, and comparative anatomy. Each facet of the argument is explored. This can be used in a high school...