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A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon

For Teachers 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,...
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How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes cause mass extinctions, climate change, and physical alterations of our planet. They also create great fossil records, time markers in layers of Earth, and an interesting way to study geology. A video describes how one...
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Worksheet: The Geological Time Scale

For Students 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...
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From the Fall of Dinos to the Rise of Humans

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We live in the Cenozoic Era, and most of the animals we recognize first appeared in this era. However, the animals that existed at the start of the era bear little resemblance to present day. As one part of a larger series, individuals...
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Middle and Recent Earth History

For Students 7th - 9th
In this middle and recent Earth history worksheet, students are given 20 statements about the changes in the Earth and life on Earth and they determine if they are true or false. If the statements are false, students change the...
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The Cenozoic Era

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Cenozoic Era worksheet, students recognize words that relate to this time period. Students complete a crossword puzzle by finding all of the twelve Cenozoic Era clues.
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The Cenozoic Era

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Cenozoic Era worksheet, students find a total of 12 words hidden in a word search that are related to the Cenozoic Era. Answers given on page 2.
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Geologic Timeline

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a geologic timeline from the Cenozoic Era to the Precambrian Era. They use Timeliner software to create the timeline and include pictures, graphics, and information on pivotal events from each era/period.
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The History of Life

For Students 6th - 8th
In this history of life learning exercise, students will use diagrams of the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Era to complete 4 fill in the blank statements.
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History of Life on Earth

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your class to Google Calendar with a collaborative learning project that asks groups to create and share a Google calendar that compresses the history of life on Earth into a single year. Groups research a geological era...
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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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FAQs From Our First Year

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After a year of PBS Eons videos, viewers raised some excellent points and questions. The hosts highlight the most common including classification of animals, when a new eon starts, how to pronounce scientific terms, and many other...
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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on Earth

For Students 6th - 8th
A somewhat amusing assignment, this instructional activity 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...
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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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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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Biodiversity Flourishes in Phanerozoic Eon

For Students 10th - 12th
Sal shares the timeline and process by which life propagated and colonized land. He covers life events that occurred during the Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic eras. 
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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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The History of Life Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Earth Science worksheet, students answer 21 questions regarding the appearance, and disappearance, of certain forms of life on Earth.
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Earth History Part II

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders hypothesize what caused the break up of continents. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders study about the events that took place during Mesozoic and Cenozoic Era. They reconstruct a supercontinent and report their...
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A Basin Filled With Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use fossil leaves and a mathematical formula to study climate change. In this climate change and fossil lesson plan, students determine the differences in temperatures during two different times during the Cenozoic era using...
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 8th - 10th
In this geologic time scale instructional activity, 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...
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Geologic Timeline

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the events that took place between the Cenozoic and Precambrian era. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders create a geologic timeline using the computer. They add pictures and graphics to enhance their work.
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify one object that would tell the story of their lives. In groups, they determine what can and cannot be told from objects left behind. After watching a video, they compare and contrast chicken bones to human bones. To...
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Middle and Recent Earth History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this Earth history worksheet, students review the more recent eras plus the periods during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. This worksheet has 16 matching and 3 fill in the blank questions.

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