Steno developed a set of Laws (Steno's Laws) to help explain his method of inferring the ages of geological structures.
In Assignment 3, we began exploring the age of the Earth. Through presentation and discussion of individual ideas, the class reached agreements as to the best way to complete each of the prompts.
You worked in small groups and as a class to complete the "If Scientists Think. Today's assignment will allow you to compare and contrast your ideas to some of the actual methods scientists used to develop an estimation of the age of the Earth.
Answer the questions about each aspect of radiometric dating as you move through the various exercises of the Radiometric Dating Lab.
If you have an incorrect answer be sure to figure out why that answer was wrong and what is the correct answer.
Absolute dating is used to determine a precise age of a fossil by using radiometric dating to measure the decay of isotopes, either within the fossil or more often the rocks associated with it.