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An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about measuring the age of rocks and fossils and places where their answers can be found.

The article Dating the past – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. When did dinosaurs live in New Zealand?

Q. What fossils did the famous paleontologist Joan Wiffen find?

How old is that dinosaur?

Q. How old is the Earth?

Q. How do geologists divide up time?

Q. What’s the difference between relative and absolute dating?

Q. How do geologists know which dating method to use?

Q. What can fossils tell us about what New Zealand used to be like?

Q. What happened during ice ages?

Q. What are some of the biggest and smallest fossils that used to live in New Zealand?

Q. How are different rocks formed?

    Published 11 May 2011, Updated 27 September 2017 Referencing Hub articles