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A Brief History of Geologic TimeLesson Planet
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do scientists know the history of Earth before humans—or any mammals—existed? An epic "Eons" series video explains the larger history of geologic time. It highlights the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages scientists use to divide...
The Geologic Carbon CycleLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What happens to the CO2 emitted into the air by volcanoes? Scientists discovered it is removed through a series of chemical reactions, as discussed here. Through an animated diagram and chemical reaction equations, viewers learn about...
Geological Effects of Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Don't get your classes all shook up about plate movement, instead use a thorough unit that guides learners to an understanding of plate tectonics. The lessons incorporate a study of the types of plate boundaries and their effects on the...
Geological History of OxygenLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Earth didn't always have oxygen, so what caused the change that allows humans to live here? Learn about the change in O2 levels throughout geological history through an interactive graph. Each section offers greater detail on the changes...
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...
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil: Topographic Mapping, Crustal Deformation, Rock Porosity, and Environmental PollutionLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Learners review an interpretation of geologic history and relate it to the formation of oil deposits. They explore and explain factors controlling the porosity and permeability of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Pupils also interpret...
Great Lakes Geology and the Necessity of LocksLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Three class periods are required to carry out this science instructional activity on glacial movement, the Great Lakes basin, and the lock system that allows travel on the lakes. It is an ambitious undertaking as your class experiments...