Students will interpret the geologic history of the Earth.
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Describe the formation and evolution of the Earth including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere as driven by internal/external energy sources (i.e. solar, radioactive, gravitational).
Use fossils, radiometric dating and stratigraphic relationships and geologic maps (e.g. cross cutting, superposition, uniformitarianism) to interpret Earth’s history.
Explain how catastrophic and long-term events have impacted the evolution of life on Earth.
Relate the geologic history of Georgia to that of surrounding regions.