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Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ . Students not only want to know how old a fossil is, but they want to know how that age was determined.After students have decided how to establish the relative age of each rock unit, they should list them under the block, from most recent at the top of the list to oldest at the bottom.The teacher should tell the students that there are two basic principles used by geologists to determine the sequence of ages of rocks. This is an informational tour in which students gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale. Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . A nucleus with that number of protons is called lead (chemical symbol Pb). This particular form (isotope) of lead is called Pb-207.U-235 is the parent isotope of Pb-207, which is the daughter isotope.

This is a stable condition, and there are no more changes in the atomic nucleus.This activity on determining age of rocks and fossils is intended for 8th or 9th grade students.It is estimated to require four hours of class time, including approximately one hour total of occasional instruction and explanation from the teacher and two hours of group (team) and individual activities by the students, plus one hour of discussion among students within the working groups.In other words, the nuclei do not "wear out" or get "tired".

If the nucleus has not yet decayed, there is always that same, slight chance that it will change in the near future.

Part 2a Activity — At any moment there is a small chance that each of the nuclei of U-235 will suddenly decay.