Access Point #: SC.7.E.6.In.3

Demonstrate how older rock layers are deposited at the bottom before younger layers (Law of Superposition).
General Information
Number: SC.7.E.6.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Earth Structures : Over geologic time, internal and external sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's internal and external energy and material resources.

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2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors

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Sweet Superposition!:

This lesson addresses only the Law of Superposition portion and not radiometric dating. Students will investigate the correlation between rock layers and fossil age. Students will also become familiar with the Law of Superposition and apply to finding the relative age of excavated "fossils".

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