Explore radiometric dating by watching this video narrated by geologist Dr. Hamish Campbell.
Students take an informational tour to gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.
Reviews how scientists can use radioactive decay to find the age of certain materials.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Radiometric Dating.
To predict the main ideas of the text based on context clues, to generate questions about a given topic and to organize and review the knowledge learned about the topic using the SQ3R strategy.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Bertram Boltwood first used radiometric dating to determine the ages of rocks and of Earth. Although his calculations were not completely accurate, he brought in an important new source of scientific information to the field of geology.
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