Important events in the history of life
A PDF file contains a set of 11 cards, in which each card represents an important events in the last 500 million years of the history of life. Pupils can lay out the cards in order in which they think is correct. The names of geologic periods are placed on the cards, and they can be used to learn geologic time scale.
The exact dates of all events featured on the cards are given on a separate sheet. Students may peg the events on to the string at the time when they appeared, calculating the distance on piece of string from millions of years.
Events in the history of life which are featured on the cards:
* First animals with skeleton
* First corals and coral reefs
* First plants and animals on land
* First amphibians
* First reptiles and coal forests
* Largest extinction ever
* First dinosaurs
* Dinosaurs dominate the land
* Flowering plants become widespread
* First large mammals
* First humans
Keywords: paleontology, history of life, paleozoic, geology, history of Earth, dinosaurs, fossils, Dinosaur Ideas store