Beneski Museum of Natural History

Important Vocabulary words to learn before visiting!

A PRE-VISIT VOCABULARY OF IMPORTANT WORDS
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

GEOLOGY

ABSOLUTE DATING

RELATIVE DATING

UNIFORMITARIANISM

PRINCIPLE OF SUPERPOSITION

PRINCIPLE OF HORIZONTALITY

MINERAL

FOSSIL

ROCK

IGNEOUS ROCKS

METAMORPHIC ROCKS

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

PLATE TECTONICS

CONTINENTAL DRIFT

PANGEA

EROSION

EVOLUTION

NATURAL SELECTION

ENVIRONMENT

ADAPTATION

ICHNOLOGY

SEDIMENTATION