Tedlord, Rebecca; Warny, Sophie
December 2006
Science & Children;Dec2006, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p40
Academic Journal
The article describes an exploration of stratigraphy and paleontology with upper-elementary students as they test their observation and measurement skills, collect data, and practice deductive reasoning while investigating a layer-cake Earth. Stratigraphy is the study of strata, or layers, specifically to the application of the Law of Superposition to soil and geological strata containing archaeological materials in order to determine the relative ages of layers, while paleontology is the study of the history and development of life on Earth, including that of ancient plants and animals, based on the fossil record. Furthermore, the researchers discuss about the different principles of layers, geologic investigation, and the core concepts of the Earth.


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