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57 resources with the concept geologic time scale

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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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Presenting the Geologic Timescale

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students model the geologic timescale using distance as a metaphor for time. They write a summary of a major event or fossil organism. and station themselves and their summaries along a path within a gymnasium, and present their...
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The Geologic TimeString

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students create a simple tool to visualize geologic time. They create knots to represent the K/T, P/T and Precambrian boundaries in a 4.6 meter string with each millimeter representing one million years. They then refer back to this...
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Geologic Time Using Inspiration

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the four geologic eras for the type of life and land changes. They create symbols for plant life, animal life, and land formation and changes using Inspiration software. They present their timelines to the class.
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Modeling Geologic Time

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students design, construct and interpret a model of geologic time and investigate change through geologic time.
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Earth's History

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Earth's history learning exercise, students review the terms associated with fossils, relative dating, and geological time scale. Students describe what happened during the Cretaceous period. This learning exercise has 1 graphic...
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Change by Chance?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are able to see the role of chance in evolution. The activity is similar to the party game "gossip" or "telephone." Students start off with a drawing of an animal which changes as they pass their copies of the animal to...
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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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Geologic Time

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the impact of the continental drift and the changes that occurred as a result of it. They collaborate with another student to summarize their thoughts about the geologic time periods. They view a PowerPoint...