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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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Bellwork April 12-16

For Students 7th - 9th
For this bellwork worksheet, students answer questions about the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. They answer questions about fossils, half life, and radioactive material.
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A Brief History of Life: When Life Exploded

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon is generally featured in children's books about dinosaurs even though it wasn't a reptile and lived in an earlier era than dinosaurs. The way life developed wasn't as smooth as many people think. The video focuses on the...
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The Paleozoic Era

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars access prior knowledge to create a chart of eras. In this Paleozoic era lesson plan, students research the Paleozoic era to find information to create dioramas. Young scholars participate in fossil activities.
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Early Earth History

For Students 7th - 12th
In this early earth history worksheet, students will list 10 events and types of organisms in the order in which they appeared on the Earth, from cyanobacteria to complex organisms. Then students will complete 4 short answer questions...
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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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Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely Ancestor

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon lived before flowers, and people often believe it was a dinosaur. Research, however, proves a different story. An informative video teaches more about the dimetrodon, a mammal often confused for a reptile. It explains the...
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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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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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The Paleozoic Era Crossword

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Paleozoic Era activity, learners complete a 12 word crossword puzzle using given clues about the Paleozoic Era. Answers given on page 2.
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Early Earth History

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth history worksheet, students answer 12 questions about geological time, the eras of Earth, the changes taking place in early Earth and the life present during the eras. They also answer 2 questions about the Paleozoic Era.
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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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The Paleozoic Era

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Paleozoic Era instructional activity, students find a total of 12 hidden words in a puzzle about the Paleozoic Era. Word are hidden diagonally, forward and backward.
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From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Life before the dinosaurs was pretty amazing—and very fragile! Discover what Earth was like for Cambrian creatures, from the smallest ocean-dwellers to the first land animals. A video from an extensive biology playlist explores how early...
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Fossils - Uncovering Clues to the Past

For Students 4th - 6th
For this prehistoric era worksheet, students view a video on "Fossils". Students, while watching the video, fill in the blanks in 17 facts relating to the video.
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Missouri Time Scale

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars plot events that happened years ago beginning with volcano activity.  In this investigative lesson students are introduced to the different eras and plot them on a map. 
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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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Earth History Part I

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders simulate geologic time using toilet tissue capture activity. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders identify the different characteristics of Paleozoic and Precambrian era. They hypothesize how old the Earth is.
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Geology of Connecticut

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Pupils examine the geology of Connecticut, including plate tectonics, glaciation, and fossil formation. After reviewing past lessons, they write essays about what life may have been like in the Mesozoic Period. Following a field trip...
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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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World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
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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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