Relative dating method of evaluating geologic time

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At the end of this geologic time scale lesson plan, students will be able to describe how the relative and absolute age of rocks and fossil record provide evidence of Earth’s geologic history, discover how the Earth’s geologic history is classified, and give examples of major events in the Earth’s geologic history.Each lesson is designed using the 5E method of instruction to ensure maximum comprehension by the students.Students will be working in pairs to better understand the geologic time scale.

Four of the stations are considered input stations where students are learning new information about the geologic time scale and four of the stations are output stations where students will be demonstrating their mastery of the input stations.

The assess it station is where students will go to prove mastery over the concepts they learned in the lab.

The questions are set up in a standardized format with multiple choice answers.

The final piece of the 5E model is to evaluate student comprehension.

Included in every 5E lesson is a homework assignment, assessment, and modified assessment.

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