Geologic Time Scale Teacher Resources
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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 37 Views 137 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 98 Views 246 Downloads
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 120 Views 279 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 31 Views 195 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 26 Views 58 Downloads
The History of Life on Earth
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your earth science class will score a touchdown in understanding geologic history!
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 70 Downloads
Students create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. For 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
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 plan, 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
Diversity of Life: Geologic Time Scale
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.
7th - 8th Science 43 Views 151 Downloads
Geologic Time Using Inspiration
Eighth graders research about plants and animals that exist during the four geologic eras. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders create a graphic organizer using Inspiration. They develop symbols to represent plants, animals, land formation and changes during their era.
8th Science 6 Views 11 Downloads
AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and Systematics
As a review or note taking guide, this resource wraps up a unit on the tree of life. Biology bigwigs define phylogeny and answer questions about the subsequent classification of organisms. The worksheet takes a straightforward and orderly approach.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads