Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth

Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
Geologic Timescale Lesson, History of the Earth
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This is a 850 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), PowerPoint Review Game at the end, activities with instructions and visuals, video links, built-in checks for understanding, review games, four page homework with answer key, lesson notes, Paleo-Anaimal Project ideas with info sheet, rubric, and much more.

This PowerPoint begins asking students to guess how long humans have been a part of Geologic History. A clock then breaks down the existence of humans within a 12 hour geologic day. A clock moves from 12:00 and events pop-up as they occurred in order. Around 11:59 P.M. humans become a part of the day. The idea that Earth system history has physical, chemical, and biological components is discussed and each term addressed. Students get a kick of learning Uniformitarianism : The laws of nature have not changed over time. The principle of superposition is then discussed and a series of slides describe. An activity has the teacher stack up some books. Teacher places lower cards (A, 2, 3 etc at the bottom of the stack, and higher cards J, Q, K, near the top.) Students see how the fossils (cards) get more complicated as they are found in the layers closest to the surface. Earth's timeline is then addressed in a step by step fashion and students learn about Eons,Eras, Periods, and Epochs of Earth's history. Major extinction events are then described with visuals. Many references are made throughout the PowerPoint that 99.5% o f all species that ever existed have gone extinct. An activity is described with instructions and visuals that uses credit card / receipt paper to create a timeline. A long sheet paper could also work. The PowerPoint shows how to mark the paper every billion years, then every 500 million years, and then every 250 million years. A sheet (jpeg) is on the slideshow that should be printed up and given to the students. Major events and their time are provided. Students use this sheet to fill in the units of time, and events that occurred. The slideshow then covers major events of each unit of time one at a time so students can sketch pictures to their timeline. Many visuals are included. Important note about each unit of time is provided. An activity discusses the Burgess Shale and has the teacher pass out clay. Students then make impressions using shells to create their own Burgess Shale. A dinosaur CD challenge is provided that is really neat. Teacher passes out old cd's to each student. Two pictures are shown and the students need to guess the correct dinosaur. If they get it right they keep their cd for the next question. If they get it wrong they lose their cd. Answers are provided and the activity is very easy to conduct. Some video links to a dinosaur song, and walking with dinosaurs is provided. The K-T mass extinction event is referenced. Similarities of dinosaurs and modern day birds are described. The Cenozoic is described and ice age mammals presented. Some hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint where each slide reveals a hidden picture beneath. The students try to guess the pictures. This is a fantastic PowerPoint that my students really enjoy.

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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Evolution / Natural Selection Change Topics Unit (1800+ slide PowerPoint) which also includes a bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, detailed answer key, and unit notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games, videos, lab handouts, and much more.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hardgood on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

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Botany Unit
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Ecology Interactions Unit
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Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,
Science from LLC

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