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ERIC Number: EJ1016830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Dating the Moon: Teaching Lunar Stratigraphy and the Nature of Science
Murphy, Edward; Bell, Randy
Science Teacher, v80 n2 p34-39 Feb 2013
As our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon is a familiar and inspiring object to investigate using a small telescope, binoculars, or even photographs or one of the many high quality maps available online. The wondrously varied surface of the Moon--filled with craters, mountains, volcanic flows, scarps, and rilles--makes the Moon an excellent context for students to explore the methods scientists use to date geologic features, while learning about scientific observation and inference. This activity includes a unique application of the law of superposition that allows students to explore the relative ages of key lunar features and their origins.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A