This lab guides students through a hands-on activity to create a scale model of the geologic timeline of Earth. The suggested distance in this lab is 6 meters. Students will create divisions on the 6 meter to show the 4 major Eras on the timeline and students will cut and paste index fossils on the timeline. This lab is designed to go along with NY State Earth Science Reference Tables.
PreCambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, pangea, dinosaur, ice sheets, extinction, gastropods, corals, index fossils, mammals, vascular plants, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, triassic, jurassic, cretaceous, cambrian, ordovician, devonian, neocene, paleogene, carboniferous, bedrock, period, epoch, era