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Hotspot Lesson: Relative Dating - Introductory Lesson
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Data Type presentation
Computer Program Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
File Size 4.79 MB - 1 file
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Jamie A. Russell
Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
This lesson explains the application of relative dating for volcanic features in the ocean. The initial lecture focuses on the concept of relative dating. Relative dating of island chains was a fundamental step toward the development of the hotspot theory utilized over 100 years before the hotspot theory was introduced. The goal of this lesson is to prepare students to make predictions of the relative age of volcanoes based on predictable progressions. Lesson duration: Approximately 35 minutes.
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