Explains the law of superposition and the principle of original horizontality. Uses an animation to explain how rock layers can accumulate over time.
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Using the Antarctic science research being completed by ANDRILL, students will learn through personal scientist accounts how they determine the age of rocks and connect it to Earth's climate history. Students will then manipulate a simulation to see the impact climate change will have on the Antarctic ice sheet.
Evidence that Barringer Crater was formed by a meteorite impact includes high pressure minerals, overturned sedimentary rock layers, rock debris and fragments of the meteorite.
Nicholas Steno made many contributions to natural science, particularly to stratigraphy and to the idea of uniformitarianism.
Stratigraphers study sedimentary rock strata to decipher the geological history of a region or to look for natural resources.
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