How to Interpret Events from Natural Phenomena


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Which of the following best describes the term Relative Dating ?

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1. Which of the following is(are) a form(s) of geologic intrusion(s)?


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How do scientists know that the fault (labeled E) happened after the intrusion (labeled D) on this diagram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will ask you about the methods scientists use to interpret events from natural phenomena. You'll need to know about topics like the definition and examples of relative dating.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will challenge your knowledge of the following:

  • What relative dating is
  • The form(s) of geologic intrusions
  • Identifying the sequence of geologic intrusions based on a given diagram
  • An example of relative dating
  • The term for a break where rock layers slide past each other

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on interpreting events from natural phenomena
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the significance of geologic intrusions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding relative dating and how it's applied

Additional Learning

Get more details about what we can learn from nature by reviewing the lesson titled How to Interpret Events from Natural Phenomena. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define relative dating
  • Understand how scientists use relative dating to determine the ages of things in nature
  • Differentiate between the types of intrusions
  • Know what a fault is and what it tells us