Relative Dating - Sculpt

The team will make a model from baker's clay of their rock formation.

Materials:

a. Baker's clay c. wax paper e. Your completed description/event sheet
b. plastic knife d. clay form

Procedure:

  1. Use your event list to create a rock formation model. It is important to faithfully follow your event list.
  2. When finished with the model, write just your team name on the bottom of the model and store it as directed by the instructor. Do not write your team member names on the model.

Part 3:

The team will examine a rock formation model and try to determine the sequence of events that took place to create that formation.

Materials:

a. A rock formation model b. description / event sheet

Procedure:

  1. On scratch paper record the list of events (with a simple sketch) that created the model rock formation you are examining.
  2. When you are sure of the sequence of events, transfer your notes (with nice sketches) to a description / event sheet.
  3. Write your team name and the name of the team that created the rock formation you are examining on you paper.
  4. When finished return the model and your description / event sheet to the instructor.

Part 4

You will comment on the other team's evaluation of your rock formation model.

Materials:

a. Your team's rock formation model
b. The other team's description/event sheet for your model.

Procedure:

  1. Get your rock formation model and the other team's description / event sheet
  2. Compare your description / event sheet with the evaluating team's description / event sheet.
  3. Note if their event list differs from yours. If so determine who is correct!
  4. Each team member will comment in their own words.