Numerical and Relative Geological Dating


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Which of these is an example of numerical dating?

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1. What does the Law of Superposition say?

2. What is the Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Geological dating helps us understand the physical composition of our world. Quiz questions focus on examples, principles and methods related to geological dating.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you will:

  • Point out an example of numerical dating
  • Describe the law of superposition
  • Explain the Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships
  • Recognize the information needed for radioactive dating

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to determine whether Blackbeard's Treasure or a dinosaur fossil would be deeper in the ground
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the law of superposition
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important points from the lesson on numerical and relative geological dating

Additional Learning

Explore this topic more by reviewing the lesson called Numerical and Relative Geological Dating. You will learn about:

  • Why geological dating matters
  • Differences between the two types of geological dating
  • Half-lives