Geologic Time Scale Teacher Resources
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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. The activity is colorful and attractive, informative and creative. Pair your pupils up to create a game together! Teachers notes are included for your convenience.
Students place events in sequence and assign relative times to each event. They gain an understanding of relative and numerical time and become familiar with the methods used by scientists to develop the Geologic Time Scale.
Eighth graders create and present a poster to the class that describes an assigned period in the geologic time scale. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders relate time lines about their own lives to the geologic item scale.
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. An added bonus for you is an answer key and teachers notes to help make this more than just a worksheet!
In this life history worksheet, high schoolers 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.
In this history of life activity, students explain how fossils form and how they can be interpreted. Students fill in the missing eras and periods in the geologic time scale provided.
Students examine the geological time scale: the Earth is ancient; time can be divided into periods based on its fossil content.
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.
Students recreate and comprehend the geologic time scale. They discuss how long humans have been around on Earth. Students are shown the geologic time scale and its different parts. They work in groups to recreate the time scale.
In this geologic time scale worksheet, students use a word bank to complete the geologic time scale provided. Students fill in the chart as it relates to the geologic time scale.
Students research the geologic time scales and the appearance of animals and plants during these eras. They complete a chart indicating the era, period and major events.
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.
Students investigate the history of Earth by creating a geologic time scale. In this Earth History instructional activity, 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.
In this geological time worksheet, student use a geologic time scale to understand the difference between eons, eras, and periods. Then students complete 2 short answer questions.
Students research the geologic time scale. They create and recognize the importance of a geologic time line.
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.
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. Not only are activities provided, suggestions for comprehensive assessment questions are available as well. Use this resource as a complete mini-unit on evolutionary processes.
Students create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. In this geologic timeline lesson plan, 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.
In this history of life 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.
In this fossil record worksheet, students 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.