Geologic History

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If rocks could talk ... maybe they can! A comprehensive presentation addresses the practice of reading rock formations. Examples of layering, cross-cutting, unconformity, and fossils complete the lesson. Photos provide pictorial evidence of actual formations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a guided notes document to accompany the presentation
  • Use a graphic organizer to record new vocabulary with examples
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have a basic understanding of different rock types
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Pros
  • Provides the presentation in an editable format
  • Includes opportunity for learners to practice reading formations throughout the lesson
Cons
  • The direction of the presentation does not flow well