Geologic Time Scale Teacher Resources
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Worksheet: The Geological Time Scale
After reading a passage about geological time and fossil evidence, Earth historians write answers to six questions about what they learned. They are also directed to design a board game that would teach players about the geological time scale.
6th - 9th Science 102 Views 265 Downloads
Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?
A short reading passage about types of evidence used to estimate Earth's age is provided before giving junior geologists a research assignment. They define petrology, stratigraphy, and paleoontology. They describe the job of a geologist and diagram the geologic time scale.
6th - 9th Science 90 Views 239 Downloads
The History of Life
In this life history worksheet, learners review the fossil record, geological time scale, and the origin of eukaryotic cells and multi-cellular organisms. Students also review patterns of evolution. This worksheet has 12 matching, 21 short answer, 39 fill in the blank, and 9 multiple choice questions.
9th - 12th Science 30 Views 215 Downloads
Geologic Time Scale
In this geologic time scale worksheet, students are given a list of terms and eras which they use to complete a time scale. They classify organic and inorganic changes that took place in the Precambrian era, the Cenozoic era, the Paleozoic era and the Mesozoic era.
8th - 10th Science 27 Views 189 Downloads
Times 'a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale
Eighth graders investigate questions specific to the eras and periods of Earth's geologic time scale. They research websites to determine if statements given them are true or fiction. They correct false statements to make them true and summarize the Earth's geologic time scale to everyday objects through the use of similes.
8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Diversity of Life: Geologic Time Scale
Students investigate the history of Earth by creating a geologic time scale. In this Earth History lesson plan, students practice sequencing events in their life as a way to get familiar with creating a time scale. Students complete their sequencing event handout and present a poster to the class of a specific era in time.
7th - 8th Science 36 Views 146 Downloads
Fossils and Lithologic Units
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive lesson plan thoroughly exposes learners to the stages of evolution as evidenced by the fossil record.
6th - 9th Science 28 Views 131 Downloads
Evolution and the Fossil Record
Engage young biologists with four laboratory activities that explore the fossil record. Learners examine fossil images, a fossil kit, the rock record, and geologic time scale. They even experiment with the oxygen production of an Elodea plant as an example of how the ancient atmosphere might have developed.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 91 Downloads
Students create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. In this geologic timeline instructional activity, students view a handout that shows a timeline of the Earth's history. They create their own timeline of the Phanerozoic Eon with adding machine tape paper.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 61 Downloads
History of Life
In this history of life instructional activity, students will explore how mass extinctions have occurred on Earth, the different periods of the geological time scale, and scientists' use of fossil records. Students will complete 3 fill in the blank questions and 5 short answer questions.
5th - 8th Science 25 Views 107 Downloads
The Fossil Record
In this fossil record worksheet, high schoolers review how fossils are formed, how a fossil's age is determined, what the fossil record reveals, and the geologic time scale. Students also compare the two theories of evolution. This worksheet has 23 fill in the blank statements and 8 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 117 Downloads