S., are likely to encounter students with strongly held YE beliefs. They have significant reasons behind their beliefs.
Understanding these reasons can help teachers treat these students in a helpful and respectful manner.
Nearly all geologists understand these layers to have been deposited over the course of hundreds of millions of years.
This essay starts with a tour of the Grand Canyon, noting evidence that shows the Canyon rocks are indeed very old.
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The author of this article, Marvin Olasky, accompanied 5 YE creationists on a rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and relays their views on the geological features.
The rock layers above the Vishnu Complex and Supergroup are fairly flat. The next up, not labeled in the figure above, is the Bright Angel Shale.
This is relatively soft, so it crumbles back, leaving slopes of rocks trailing onto the Tapeats.
Preface for blog: The first two-thirds of this essay deals with the rock formations of the Grand Canyon – what they are, and how and when they formed.
This should be educational and understandable to readers without a science background.
An alternate point of view is Young Earth (YE) Creationism.