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A Brief History of Geologic Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Peanut Butter Geology

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why are there old dinosaur bones in the museum? Because they can't afford new ones! The chapter contains seven hands-on activities at four different levels covering geological eras, dinosaurs, timelines, and statigraphy. 
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EarthViewer

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you imagine Washington DC and London as close neighbors occupying the same continent? Learners will be fascinated as they step back in time and discover the evolution of the earth's continents and oceans from 4.5 billion years ago to...
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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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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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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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Following the Trail of Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One important skill in analyzing scientific evidence is identifying facts versus opinions. Scholars identify pieces of evidence from the film The Day the Mesozoic Died and then discuss this evidence in small groups at the end of each act...
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The Impossible Hugeness of Deep Time

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can we really grasp how old we are? Part of a larger series, the humorous video demonstration shows how humans fit into the history of Earth and just how long ago life formed. Viewers explore a timeline that identifies major markers in...
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Organize-It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many pupils struggle to categorize and organize related content. Multiple quizzes on a variety of topics offer practice for these specific skills. Scholars move items around until they think each is placed in the proper position....
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Deep History of Life on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take it all the way back! Young scientists discover the changes that took place from the time Earth became solid to present day through an interesting interactive. The resource guides users through key events that have shaped our world...
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How Long Will Human Impacts Last?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Mystery of Earth’s History

For Students 8th Standards
Every living creature can leave a fossil record, yet most fossils belong to extinct organisms rather than ones currently living. Scholars learn about dating rock layers, fossils, and the environment of the past. Pupils understand that...
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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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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the collection of rocks and minerals that we call Earth with an upper-elementary science lesson. Through a series of class discussion and hands-on investigations, learners learn about the three...
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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 Age

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate radioactivity as a tool for measuring geologic time and how geologists use this information to determine the absolute age of rocks or minerals.
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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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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on Earth

For Students 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...
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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.
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Change Through Time

For Students 9th - 12th
For this evolution worksheet, students will complete a table by writing in the era and biological event based on 4 different time periods of Earth's history. Kids will answer 8 fill in the blank questions based on the different origin of...
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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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Time and Earth History Socratic Questions

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners 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,...
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Making The Geologic Time Scale Real

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners construct a geologic timeline the size of a football field. They work in small groups to calculate the yardage for significant events in the Earth's history and then as a class pace out all of the events.
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Time: It’s Like, so Deep

For Students K - Higher Ed
Time can be relative but sometimes it is relevant. Large numbers are difficult for pupils to imagine ... and large time scale even more so. A video presentation from the Good Thinking PD series offers tips for teachers to give learners a...
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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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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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Earth Science Lesson Plans on Geologic Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology,...
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Geological Time Scale

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geological time learning exercise, student use a geologic time scale to understand the difference between eons, eras, and periods. Then students complete 2 short answer questions.
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Dinosaurs

For Students 5th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students match each vocabulary term, that names something specific related to earth science, with its correct description found in the right column. They identify different types of scientists and various...
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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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How Was Coal Formed?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Geology can be a lot of fun. Learners review geology related vocabulary, make flashcards, use encyclopedias to answer questions, then explore the formation of coal. They identify dates and order them into key time frames of geologic...
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Sedimentation Lab Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students predict how sediments in a water column will settle.  In this earth science lesson, students examine the layers of sedimentation. Students are given sediments to place into a column of water and observe how they settle....
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Geologic Time Using Inspiration

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research about plants and animals that exist during the four geologic eras. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders create a graphic organizer using Inspiration. They develop symbols to represent plants, animals, land...
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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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A Timeline of Geologic Events

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a geologic timeline using the computer. For this earth science lesson, 8th graders organize the events according to the correct sequence. They enhance their work by adding clip arts and appropriate pictures.
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Mesozoic Murals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a mural of one of the Mesozoic Periods. In this geologic timeline lesson, students will research the plants and animals that lived in the Mesozoic Era in order to create a mural to scale that represents one of the three...
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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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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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Geologic Timelines

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. In this geologic timeline instructional activity, students view a handout that shows a timeline of the Earth's history. They create their own timeline of the...
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To The Clock of Eras

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the events of geological time using a chart called a "Clock of Eras". In this geological events lesson plan, 3rd graders compare a standard clock to a geological clock. In addition, students consider periods...
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 8th - 10th
In this geologic time scale worksheet, 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 era, the...
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Understanding Geologic Time

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students view Understanding Geologic Time on the Internet or by CD-Rom to explore the length of time that the Earth has existed.
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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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Toilet Paper Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers K - 6th
Students 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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Geologic Time

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the different periods in the geologic timescale. In this earth science activity, 8th graders determine the major events that took place during each era. They complete a worksheet to summarize their learning.
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Exploring Earth's Life History Poster

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study geologic time periods and the mass extinctions that have occurred,  In this geology lesson students create a poster and present it to the class.
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My Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a timeline of their lives. In this timeline activity, students discuss relative and absolute time. They use events in their lives to create categories on a timeline. They link this activity to geologic timelines.
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geologic time scale worksheet, middle schoolers 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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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
Pupils 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...