As the word relative tells that defining the object with respect to the other object, it will be pertinent to mention here that actual numerical dates of the rocks or sites are not known in this type of dating.
The absolute dating is more reliable than the relative dating, which merely puts the different events in the time order and explains one using the other.
The radiometric dating is another crucial technique through which the exact age can be obtained.
B.4 Gather and analyze data using appropriate summary statistic NS.11.
B.5 Formulate valid conclusions without bias NS.11.
In radiometric dating, the radioactive minerals within the rocks are used to know about the age of the object or the sites.
Nature of Science Standard 10: Students shall demonstrate an understanding that science is a way of knowing.
B.2 Compare and contrast hypotheses, theories, and laws NS.10.
B.3 Distinguish between a scientific theory and the term “theory” used in general conversation NS.10.
B.4 Summarize the guidelines of science: explanations are based on observations, evidence, and testing hypotheses must be testable understandings and/or conclusions may change with additional empirical data NS.11.