Geologic Time Scale Teacher Resources
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Worksheet: The Geological Time ScaleLesson Planet
6th - 9th
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...
Grades 9-12 Earth ScienceLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How has Earth changed over time? Pupils explore the topic in a differentiated instruction unit on the geological time scale. After a pre-assessment to gauge knowledge, class members divide into groups based on their ability levels and...
AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and SystematicsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
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 learning exercise takes a straightforward...
Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?Lesson Planet
6th - 9th
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...
History of Life on EarthLesson Planet
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Cleopatra lived closer to the first moon landing than the building of the pyramids at Giza. If your pupils are struggling to understand the timeline of the 4.6-billion-year history of the Earth, a lesson plan about the Geologic Time...
Time and Earth History Socratic QuestionsLesson Planet
12th - Higher Ed
Students develop a sense of geologic ("deep") time and the ways in which Earth scientists construct the geologic time scale. They study he major events that shaped Earth, including the origin and evolution of its lithosphere, atmosphere,...
How Long Will Human Impacts Last?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If aliens visit Earth a million years from now, what will they find? Explore the Anthropocene epoch with a hard-hitting video. Viewers examine the changes humankind has made to the planet, how these overshadow events of the past, and...
Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on EarthLesson Planet
6th - 8th
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...