Paleozoic Era Teacher Resources
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A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic EonLesson Planet
6th - 12th
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,...
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...
A Brief History of Life: When Life ExplodedLesson Planet
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Dimetrodon is generally featured in children's books about dinosaurs even though it wasn't a reptile and lived in an earlier era than dinosaurs. The way life developed wasn't as smooth as many people think. The video focuses on the...
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...
The Age of Reptiles in Three ActsLesson Planet
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Reptiles survived the largest extinction event on the planet and then they grew into the most dominant class of the Mesozoic Era. They quickly evolved into giants on land, sea, and air. In an episode of the PBS Eons series viewers learn...
Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely AncestorLesson Planet
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Dimetrodon lived before flowers, and people often believe it was a dinosaur. Research, however, proves a different story. An informative video teaches more about the dimetrodon, a mammal often confused for a reptile. It explains the...
Geological Time Line Comparison-Earth and MissouriLesson Planet
8th - 10th
In this geological time line worksheet, students compare the time lines they created of the earth's history to the history of Missouri. They answer questions about the eras, the scale of the time lines and the major events that occurred...
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.Lesson Planet
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.