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Earth Time Scale
Students research the past eras in history including the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. In this time scale lesson students take part in a lab that allows the students a better understanding of the timeline of these eras.
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Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?
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...
6th - 9th Science
Shake it up with Seismographs!
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable