Geologic Time Lesson 1: Middle School Science

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Mike in the Middle School
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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21 pages
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  1. The Earth has changed dramatically over the past 5 billion years of geologic time. Use our LESSON BUNDLE to save you time, energy, and effort. This package includes all the tools for instruction, reinforcement, interaction, and practice. Our lessons are perfect for face to face, online or a mix of b
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Geologic time is an essential concept to understand Earth’s History. Introduce students with a clip from “Back to the Future” to help them think about time. During the lesson, students can follow along with the teacher using our editable lesson presentation or watch a recorded lesson online. The Cornell style incomplete notes guide student’s attention and allow them to summarize their learning. Included are both print and online resources to make this lesson work in the classroom and at home. The Google Interactives give students a quick and easy way to review the lesson content. Links to a Quizizz practice assessment are included. This lesson is designed and tested for a mainstreamed middle school science classroom of 24 students meeting daily for 40 minutes. The teacher will find lesson materials for direct instruction, reinforcement and homework.

Topics Covered

  • Geologic Time
  • KT Extinction example
  • Geologic time and Us
  • Geologic time frame of reference
  • EON
  • ERA
  • Period
  • Epoch

Included in this package

  • Editable lesson presentation link via Google Drive
  • Recorded Lesson Presentation
  • Notetaking outline
  • Read, Color and Draw Activity
  • Google Sort Activities
  • Detailed lesson plans with help files.
  • Quizizz Review Links

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).


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