History of Life Teacher Resources
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Thinking About Life in Geological Time Scales
Students create a large (classroom-sized) timeline showing the history of life on Earth for the last 5 billion years. They are able to identify the events that are relevant to their taxonomic projects (the Origins and important developments in their groups' study taxa).
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 29 Downloads
History of Life on Earth
Students study the history of life on Earth using Google tools. In this Earth history lesson, students research the history and timeline of Earth. Students use Google calendar to create a timeline with biographical links to explain the history of the Earth.
8th - 10th Science 14 Views 14 Downloads
Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on Earth
A somewhat amusing assignment, this worksheet lists statements that an ancient organism may have made and asks learners to determine what geologic era that each may have lived in. It uses witty word puzzles and fill-in-the-blank-style questions to query learners on the history of life on Earth.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 29 Downloads
Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time Capsule
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based lesson, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each represents.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 45 Downloads
The History of Life
In this fossils worksheet, students will study a picture of dinosaur and insect fossil prints and determine what story the fossils tell. Then students will complete 4 short answer questions about how biologist use fossils to study the history of life.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 66 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
A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams, charts, graphs, photos of fossils, and drawings of prehistoric organisms accompany the text.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 16 Downloads
Bang! You're Alive!-Ocean Exploration
Learners explore plate tectonics, the "Big Bang" theory and Earth's history through geological evidence. In this understanding Earth's history lesson plan, students complete a 20 question worksheet on the history of Earth including a time line of Earth's major events.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 103 Downloads
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe to the free membership on the publisher's website, you will also have access to comprehension and discussion questions, as well as links to other related resources.
4 mins 6th - 10th Science 56 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Life
For 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.
9th - 12th Science 35 Views 218 Downloads
The History of Life
In this history of life worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by figuring out the 11 vocabulary words associated with the clues given. Students review fossil records, geological time periods, and carbon dating by completing 8 fill in the blank and 5 multiple choice questions.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 56 Downloads
The History of Life
In this history of life activity, students complete a crossword puzzle by figuring out the vocabulary words associated with the 11 clues given. Then students review how paleontologists use fossils to learn more about past living things by completing 8 fill in the blank and 5 multiple choice questions.
9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 25 Downloads
New Review Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the Indies, this resource offers learning experiences that will engage the whole class in learning about European explorers.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 86 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the perspective of a person traveling west.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 78 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Bacon’s Rebellion
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different perspectives and the fundamental concept of a rebellion.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 31 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth or The History of the World, Part 1
Give your earth scientists or evolutionary biologists a very brief overview of the history of planet Earth using this presentation as a support. A slide explores the big bang theory and one describes the formation of our solar system. A geological time line is displayed, and then explanations of the formation of organic molecules and the origin of life are attempted.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 37 Downloads