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Geological Detectives: Creating a Geological Time Scale Project

Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
Geological Detectives:  Creating a Geological Time Scale Project
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In this interdisciplinary project, students read biographies of "teachosaurs" and apply scientific logic to try to discover a possible geological time scale.

Science
*Fossil Records
*Eras/Epochs/Periods
*Index Fossils
*Fossil Dating Techniques
*Scientific Reasoning (verbal, visual, and written)
*Critiquing Scientific Reasoning
*Effects of natural disasters

Social Studies
*Historical records
*Systematic Historical thinking by comparing information to reconstruct historical events

Mathematics
*Fractions
*Ratios
*Logic and Critical Thinking
*Unit Conversion
*Word Problems

Language Arts
*Argumentative Writing
*Reading Comprehension

Use as much or as little as you want. You can use the logic puzzle as a stand-alone assignment, or have students use it to create a geological timeline that illustrates periods, epochs, and eras.

While this project could be modified to introduce natural selection and evolutionary theory, it has been deliberately avoided in the creation of this project due to my state standards, and in several places has been deliberately put out of sequence. You may choose to modify it to suit your own state standards.

This assignment will be best combined with other instructional materials such a notes and powerpoints that cover certain ideas. However, it can be used as an anticipatory project, or a culminating project.

Answer key and teacher instructions for day-by-day lessons included. Additional resources (powerpoints and information) not provided.
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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