VARVES: Dating Sedimentary Strata: Geology, Paleontological Patterns

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Students count the number of varves (annual layers of sediment) in shale billets, taken from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. The count is then extended to reflect the entire 260 meters of sediments where the billets originated.

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Grade
6th - 9th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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