The lab is one in which students get to work together to figure out some geologic "puzzles".Correlating rock layers involves using techniques like index fossil correlation, superposition, and horizontal originality to piece together what happened in the past.
There are also brief opportunities for reflection and/or analysis after each of the lab components.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
A common "parent-daughter" combination that geologists use is radioactive uranium and non-radioactive lead.