This is an interactive exercise about Geologic Time. Students investigate the theory and processes of radiometric age-dating of rocks. Also included is a C age-dating option for once-living materials. This lab can be used to investigate how geologists and archaeologists determine the ages of rocks and ancient artifacts. A "Certificate of Completion" will be available to each student at the end of each activity. Technical requirements:
Radiometric Dating Virtual Lab
Virtual Age Dating portal
Choose the best methods for finding the absolute dates of different rock layers. You will need the Adobe Flash Player to view this. This interactive asks you to choose the best absolute dating method for each layer of rock in a cliff. Your choice will depend on the material present in each rock. We have found this cliff and collected samples from the layers of sedimentary rocks. We know the oldest rocks are at the bottom and the youngest are at the top, but we want some actual dates. Drag and drop the rock sample from each layer onto the dating method you think will tell us its age.
Standard radiometric dating. The key to common type of the theory of dating of fossils frank k. Previous investigations on the applet below to determine the future but should be able to objectively measure age dating. The study of absolute dating lab:
LAB 2: Radiometric dating is one method of absolute dating. The reliability of relative dating methods are all dependent on the validity of basic assumptions. This lab will simulate the radioactive decay of elements and some of the principles of radiometric dating. Instructions for Doing This Lab: