Absolute dating places events or rocks at a specific time.If a geologist claims to be younger than his or her co-worker, that is a relative age.Geologists generally know the age of a rock by determining the age of the group of rocks, or formation, that it is found in.The age of formations is marked on a geologic calendar known as the geologic time scale. Students not only want to know how old a fossil is, but they want to know how that age was determined.
Long before I understood what any of it meant, I'd daydream in science class, staring at this chart, sounding out the names, wondering what those black-and-white bars meant, wondering what the colors meant, wondering why the divisions were so uneven, knowing it represented some kind of deep, meaningful, systematic organization of scientific knowledge, and hoping I'd have it all figured out one day.
We don't need to know what year any of these movies came out to place them in order of relative age.
Nemo is the oldest, followed by Twilight, Hunger Games, and the Avengers Again, we have not stated anything about the actual age of these movies, we've just put them in order relative to one another.
We do this all the time in our regular day to day lives.
For example, lets put the following movies in order of relative age from oldest to youngest: Twilight, Finding Nemo, the Avengers, the Hunger Games.