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Dating Popcorn

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Patrons simulate the geological process of dating the age of rocks by observing microwave popcorn.

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Add a Tech Twist Required: A microwave is required for this activity
Hints for uses in your library Make sure the patrons make all of their observations and data collection before eating the popcorn
Related Links 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?
Originating Source Earth Science Week
Photo Credit: National Park Service photo (Grand Canyon's upper layers)
Related Books
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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

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Dating Popcorn

Dating Popcorn

Patrons simulate the geological process of dating the age of rocks by observing microwave popcorn.