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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- Scientists study rock layers to understand Earth's history.
- In a series of rock layers, the oldest ones are the bottom and the newest one are at the top.
- Scientists organize Earth's 4.6 billion year history through the geologic time scale.
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