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Once this is done, students have some post questions they are given that they should record in their science notebook.
Adapted from: For Special Ed and ELL kids, you could give them a template of the data table/graph.
In this activity, you will be able to combine your knowledge of relative dating methods (learned in Activity 7) with the absolute dating method to determine more accurately the geologic history of a region.
Column 3 (Hamersley): argillite, banded IF, argillite, Banded IF, Argillite, basinal carbonated, banded IF, argillite, and quartz arenite.
Activity 8 is taken from Investigating Earth: A Geology Laboratory Text (1997) by Wiswall and Fletcher.
They will only re shake the radioactive M&Ms each time. Once they are finished with their 8 runs, they will record their data on the class data table (which can be on the board).
Once all groups data is on the table, you can calculate the average for each run (1-8) and determine a class average.
These schematic columnar sections contain the stratigraphic sequence for the Transvaal Basin in Africa and the Nabberu Basin and Hamersley Basin in Western Australia.