Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

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Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe to the free membership on the publisher's website, you will also have access to comprehension and discussion questions, as well as links to other related resources. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Colorful and attractive animation
  • Clever analogies of the geologic timescale
  • Narration borders on monotonous