Earth Science Week 8
We have new words for this week. I know that makes you happy!
When you are done pick one word and write a one-page paper on that word.
You will be watching some video’s and activities for the week. You will show me what you have done by sending a picture(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: Watch the following videos
Take notes on each which you should post at the end of the week.
- Video: How It's Made Fossils
- Which of the jobs do you think you could do?
- Why take all the time to find and produce these fossils?
- Video: How Do Paleontologists Date Fossils?
- List the two methods that scientist use to date the age of a fossil and add them to your definitions.
Day 2: Carbon Dating and Radiometric Dating
- Video: Radiometric Dating
- Video: Why Carbon Dating Might Be in Danger
- Video: Radiometric or Absolute Rock Dating
After watching these video’s do you think scientics can accurately figure out the age of the things they find on the earth?
Day 3: Petrification and Micro Fossils
Day 4: Watch the Videos
- Video: 6 'Impossible' Fossils That Could Completely Rewrite Human History
- In this video the author says that maybe our timeline of planetary development was wrong, what do you think?
- Video: Rapid Petrification
- This guy disagrees with slow petrification, what do you think?
- Video: Finding Tissue and DNA from a Dinosaur
What did they mean by young earth theory?
What type of elements can become fossils?
Day 5: Activity
- In this unit we explored the work of scientists that have diverse understandings of the origin and age of the earth. For many of our students, the idea that many scientists conclude that the earth is million/billions of years old is a direct challenge to their belief system.
- What is learned in this unit, like vocabulary, are tools to help you explore the topic and come to your own understanding. The assigned videos express the scientists own beliefs.
- Each of you have the right to believe what you want to believe about creation, evolution, the age of the earth and many other ideas. The ideas you hold should be based on what you believe based on the evidence you have developed on your own.
- Belief in how old the earth might be is a matter of faith for everyone since no one was there when it happened.
- Warren Consolidated schools is not trying to tell anyone what to believe but we do encourage everyone to use the wonderful minds you have to explore the possibilities and come up with answers that seem reasonable for you.
- After you watch the videos, please write me a paragraph that expresses your own thoughts.
Send me pictures of your answers, your experiment, and your final paper by Saturday (at the latest) of this weeks work to: email@example.com