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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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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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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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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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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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The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Anthropocene covers the last century in an unofficial geological era. An informative video considers both the pros and cons of progress. It discusses the environmental impact, changes in lifestyle, political changes, wars, and...
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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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Geological Time Line Comparison-Earth and Missouri

For Students 8th - 10th
In this geological time line worksheet, students compare the time lines they created of the earth's history to the history of Missouri. They answer questions about the eras, the scale of the time lines and the major events that occurred...
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Geological Time Scale

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geological time worksheet, 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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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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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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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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Dinosaur Tracks and Critical Thinking

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Get your young scientists excited about geology through the study of dinosaur tracks! They will use their power of observation to learn how tracks are made and use critical thinking strategies to suggest a scenario in which they were...
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Life and Geologic Time

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geologic time worksheet, learners will define the difference between eras, periods, and epochs in the geologic time scale. Students will also look at the role of geological events and fossils. This worksheet has 10 short answer...
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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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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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Geologic Time

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geologic time instructional activity, students review how fossils were formed and the events that mark the various geological eras and periods. This instructional activity has 10 fill in the blank and 9 short answer questions.
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AP: Chapter 26: Origin of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Five pages take biologists on a generalized survey of the origin of life. Queries are made regarding theories of how life developed, ancient Earth conditions, and the ever-changing field of taxonomy. The experiments of different...
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Evolution and Geological Time

For Students 7th - 12th
In this evolution worksheet, students review the geological time scale and how evolution has taken place over time. This worksheet has 13 fill in the blank questions.
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the greenhouse effect and global warming with this weather worksheet: scholars describe the seasonal variations of temperature and day length at its greatest and its least. Then they describe the effects of El Nino and how...
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The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reptiles survived the largest extinction event on the planet and then they grew into the most dominant class of the Mesozoic Era. They quickly evolved into giants on land, sea, and air. In an episode of the PBS Eons series viewers learn...
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The Rock and Fossil Record

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Go deep in your paleontology unit with this spectacular set of slides! It introduces viewers to the types of fossils, a few famous fossils, and the geologic eras. This is done with easy-to-read text, diagrams, photos, and even videos. 
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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 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...