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Geologic Time, The History of Everything

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Textbook Connection:

  • Geologic TIme Scale- Chapter 18 section 1 and section 2 
  • Fossils- Chapter 17 section 3 

 

Essential Questions:

  1. What major events occurred over the Earth's 4.6 billion years history?
  2. How is geologic time divided so that 4.6 billion years are comprehensible?
  3. Where do humans fit into the geologic time scale?

 

Enduring Understandings:

  1. Geologic time is divided into Eons, which are divided into Eras, which are divided into Periods.
  2. The Precambrian Supereon makes up an astounding 7/8ths of Earth's history.
  3. The Phanerozoic Eon (Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras) make up the remainder of Earth's history.
  4. The Paleozoic ("Ancient Life") Era is known as the Age of Fish.
  5. The Mesozoic ("Middle Life") Era is known as the Age of Reptiles.
  6. The Cenzoic ("Most Recent") Era is known as the Age of Mammals.
  7. Life is adapted to varying conditions on Earth.
  8. The solid crust of the earth consists of separate plates that ride on a denser, hot, gradually defomable layer of earth.
  9. The ocean and continental crusts move slowly.
  10. The force of gravity enables the planet to retain an atmosphere.

 

Unit Vocabulary List


 

 

Reference Materials:

 

BBC Walking With Beasts Fossil Interactives

 

What Caused the Permian Mass Extinction Event?

 

The Geologic Time Scale

 

Another View of the Geologic Time Scale (simpler/smaller)

 

Geologic Time Tour, a guided tour of geologic time

 

Prehistoric Timeline

 

 

What exactly are fossils and how do they form?

 

Fossils Tour, a guided tour (on the page click the Student Level 2 Shell)

 

  • Make sure you complete the quiz at the end of the tour

 

 

Stories From the Fossil Record

This guided tour was designed to show that fossils do indeed "have a story to tell" and it gives us examples of evidence drawn from the fossil record.

 


 

Movie: "How the Earth Was Made"

 

How the Earth Was Made Movie Questions.pdf

 

 


 

Assignments:

 

  1. Activity/Homework: Personal Geologic Time Scale.doc

  2. Geologic Time Scale Assignment 1.doc

  3. Virtual Dig Assignment

  4. Living Fossils Assignment

 


Review Games:

Fossils

Fossils 2

Fossils 3

Geologic Time Scale 

Geologic Time Scale 2

Geologic Time Scale 3

 

 

 

Lonks:

Life Through Time Exhibit (examples of life forms from different geologic time periods)

The Paleontology Portal

 

Chazy Reef, Isle La Motte  (a walk through time Lake Champlain)

Fossils of Lake Champlain (Ordovician Fossils, 485-443 million years ago)

Fossils of the Champlain Sea (8,000 to 11,000 years ago)

Geologic History of the Lake Champlain Basin

 

 

 



 

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