Patrons simulate the geological process of dating the age of rocks by observing microwave popcorn.
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American Geosciences Institute
Association of American State Geologists
National Geographic: Dating Fossils in the Rocks
Utah Geological Survey: How Do Geologists Know How Old a Rock Is?
Earth Science Week
Photo Credit: National Park Service photo (Grand Canyon's upper layers)
[Suggest a book]
Geology by Boy Scouts of America
Rocks by Melanie Ostopowich
Rocks & Fossils by Margaret Hynes
A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals by Frederick H Pough et al