Text Tuesday with a Twist

Hello everyone!

Happy [Text] Tuesday! Today we read a multitude of informational texts about methods for determining the age of fossils and rocks, and climate patterns from Earth’s past.

We started the day with a quick review about radioactive dating and then finished up our interactive Radioactive Dating Simulation activity that we began yesterday. Next we transitioned into stations for our Text Tuesday Reading:

Our stations* were setup like this:

Reading and answering questions on page 40 of notebook:

Station 1: Radioactive Dating 

Station 2: Fission Track Dating 

Station 3: Optically Stimulated Luminescence 

Station 4: Ice Cores

Station 5: Fossil Dating – Relative Dating 

Poster Gallery Walk – completing Fossil Dating Information Chart:

Station 6: Fission Track Dating & Ice Core Dating

Station 7: Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) & Radiocarbon (radioactive) Dating 

Station 8: Fossil Dating – Relative Dating 

*Shoutout to Mrs. Story for providing texts to use in our stations!

Overall we had another successful day of stations with smooth transitions! Well done to all of my students! Look at them in action!

Fossil Dating Stations - Students in Action

Here’s the link to our class prezi: http://prezi.com/ljl5gvns_cij/more-ways-to-date-objects

Here are our informational texts: Fossil Dating Stations

Here’s our informational chart: Fossil Dating – Information Chart


News Flash

We will have CFA #2 on Friday October 25 (this is like a unit test)!

It will cover everything we’ve learned about Earth’s history and processes.

Start studying pages 28 through 41 in your interactive notebook!

Students may take their notebooks home to study this week!


Have a great day!

Mrs. Barton Signature


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