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Teaching relative dating

Aimed at sixth form students, the Anthropocene resource pack presents a selection of evidence and asks pupils to decide for themselves if the Earth has entered the Anthropocene yet and if so, when?

Ok, well not so much of a lesson plan, but it’s a great bit of technology for students and teachers!

A free App that lets you take a geological map of Britain with you wherever you go to help you learn about the rocks beneath your feet.

The lesson is appropriate for ages from KS3 (at a higher level) to A-level.

Students don't need to have studied any geology previously. Williams Geology & Geophysics School of Environmental Sciences, Herdman Building, 4 Brownlow Street University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GP, U. Tel: (0151) 794 5190; Fax: (0151) 794 5196 This is a simple way to assess a student’s ability to identify minerals; and is good for explaining the concept of a diagnostic test.

Find out more Earth Learning Idea (ELI) publish Earth-related teaching ideas, designed to be practical resources for teachers and teacher-trainers.

Every two weeks a new activity is posted on their blog, and their main site a raft of historical lesson plans to suit a range of topics.

You should already understand that the lower rock strata are generally older than the strata found higher up in the rock.