History of the Earth

Grade 7 / Science / Hands-on Lesson
Lesson Objective
Identify and place periods of geologic time on a life-size timeline
14 min
Questions to Consider
How effective is Mr. Inman's outdoor "Time Machine?"
What 'big ideas' does Mr. Inman really want students to remember and experience?
How does creating the timeline on two different scales help students better understand the geologic divisions of time?
Support Materials Below
Student work sheet and the geologic time scale

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  • Slides: The Geologic Time Scale

  • Transcript for Tough to Teach Science Class – History of the Earth

  • Student Worksheet

    Detailed description of the project including a materials list and instructions.

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