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GLG101 / GLG 101 / Week 2 DQS

GLG101 / GLG 101 / Week 2 DQS

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Discussion Questions
Discussion Question 1:
 Post your description and responses in the main forum under the DQ 1 thread.
 Due day 2.
I will assign you one of the following methods of evaluating geological time: Absolute Dating and Numerical Age or Relative Dating
 Describe your assigned method and how it is used to evaluate geologic time.
 Review another student’s method different from yours.
 Reply to another student who describes a different method than yours and comment on which method you think is more reliable or accurate.
Discussion Question 2:
 Post your description and responses in the main forum under the DQ 2 thread.
 Due day 4.
Scientists debate about the use of fossils as a tool to determine records of various events, such as the vanishing of the dinosaurs or the origin of our ancestors.
 Discuss the role of fossils in helping scientists develop accurate records of the geologic history of the Earth based on what you know of fossils from your textbook and other sources. In your discussion address important discoveries such as the 3.3-million-year-old fossilized remains of a child in the Dikika region of Ethiopia. Accounts can be found at
o http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the MSNBC Web site. In the search bar type “oldest baby fossil found” to locate information.
o http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the National Geographic Web site. In the search bar type “oldest baby fossil” to locate information.
o http://www.newscientist.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the New Scientist Web site. In the search bar type in “old baby fossil Ethiopia” to locate information.
Discussion Questions
Discussion Question 1:
 Post your description and responses in the main forum under the DQ 1 thread.
 Due day 2.
I will assign you one of the following methods of evaluating geological time: Absolute Dating and Numerical Age or Relative Dating
 Describe your assigned method and how it is used to evaluate geologic time.
 Review another student’s method different from yours.
 Reply to another student who describes a different method than yours and comment on which method you think is more reliable or accurate.
Discussion Question 2:
 Post your description and responses in the main forum under the DQ 2 thread.
 Due day 4.
Scientists debate about the use of fossils as a tool to determine records of various events, such as the vanishing of the dinosaurs or the origin of our ancestors.
 Discuss the role of fossils in helping scientists develop accurate records of the geologic history of the Earth based on what you know of fossils from your textbook and other sources. In your discussion address important discoveries such as the 3.3-million-year-old fossilized remains of a child in the Dikika region of Ethiopia. Accounts can be found at
o http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the MSNBC Web site. In the search bar type “oldest baby fossil found” to locate information.
o http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the National Geographic Web site. In the search bar type “oldest baby fossil” to locate information.
o http://www.newscientist.com/
 Note: Click on the above link to go to the New Scientist Web site. In the search bar type in “old baby fossil Ethiopia” to locate information.

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