Geologic Time Scale Teacher Resources

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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 8th - 10th
In this geologic time scale instructional activity, 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...
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Evolution and the Fossil Record

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Fossils and Lithologic Units

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Worksheet: The Geological Time Scale

For Students 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...
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Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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.
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 6th - 8th
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.
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Geological Time Scale

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geological time activity, student use a geologic time scale to understand the difference between eons, eras, and periods. Then high schoolers complete 2 short answer questions.
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Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?

For Students 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...
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Time's a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 8th
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.
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Toilet Paper Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars examine and demonstrate the extent of geologic time compared to recent time. They develop a demonstration of geologic time using an unrolled roll of toilet paper, with each sheet of toilet paper representing 20 million years.
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That Happened When?

For Teachers 8th
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.
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Sequencing Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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History of Life on Earth

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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 about the Geologic Time Scale is...
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The History of Life on Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Geologic Time Scale Analogy

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners examine geologic time to scale. In this geologic time lesson, students create a time-scale metaphor that shows some of the Earth's important events. Learners present their metaphor to the class.
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Diversity of Life: Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Geologic Time Scale II

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
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.
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Times 'a Ticking: The Earth's Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Warm Up: When Modern Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Upper graders or entry college level learners use the provided article links to answer three questions regarding early modern human behavior. They compose short essay responses that accommodate each part of the overarching question,...
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Grades 9-12 Earth Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and Systematics

For Students 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 worksheet takes a straightforward and...
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Understanding the Geologic Timescale

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify and analyze how the geologic time scale was developed by investigating 11 periods of time and the vast expanse of time of the Earth's existence. They study their period, determine the important factors indicative to...
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The History of Life

For Students 7th - 9th
In this history of life worksheet, 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.