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 117 Views 277 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 36 Views 136 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 10 Views 95 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 97 Views 244 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 30 Views 194 Downloads
Diversity of Life: Geologic Time Scale
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete their sequencing event handout and present a poster to the class of a specific era in time.
7th - 8th Science 43 Views 151 Downloads
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
Here is a straighforward and visually appealing presentation for your middle school earth science pupils. It introduces three types of fossils, relative vs. absolute dating, and the different eras of Earth's history. The eras are further divided into periods, and the organisms said to have appeared during each period are listed.
6th - 8th Science 24 Views 57 Downloads
The History of Life
In this life history worksheet, students 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 34 Views 217 Downloads
Students create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. In this geologic timeline lesson, 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
How Old Is Illinois?
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Time's a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale
Eighth graders assess a given statement whether it's a fact or fiction. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders research to make the false statements true. They compare the Earth's geologic scale to common everyday items.
8th Science 9 Views 44 Downloads