This history of life timeline lesson contains a teacher's guide explaining how to use the materials, teach the lesson and conduct the classroom timeline activity. Students will learn when and in what order various forms of life began to appear on this planet (single celled organisms, multi celled, fungus, amphibians, etc.). Also, I have provided 20 major events for life on earth that need to be cut out (from the formation of the Earth to the first appearance of apes). As a class you will try to complete the history of life timeline by putting these events in order.
The correct order and year of first appearance has been provided for you. Students also have a note sheet in order to record the most impactful appearances of life.
I use these materials with my 7th grade middle school science class but they can be modified easily to suit any grade level.
Included in this lesson...
--Student notes sheet (w/ word bank and timeline for them to complete)
--Major Life Event Cards for classroom timeline activity
--History of Life Event Order (with dates)
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