This bundle contains the following resources on Earth’s History and Geologic Time Scale for an Earth Science class:
1. Geologic Change & Earth’s History Quick Lesson and Guided Notes
Need to review Geologic time scale, fossils, relative and absolute dating for your Earth Science or Environmental Science class but don’t have enough time to teach a full lesson? This resource contains a quick, interactive PowerPoint lesson and visual guided notes to review the key information related to calculating Earth’s age involved.
It is editable to meet the needs of your students and there is a colorful Google Slides version of both the PowerPoint lesson and guided notes to use digitally!
Included in this resource:
- Editable Quick PowerPoint Lesson
- Editable guided notes with 2 versions for differentiation
- Cover for interactive science notebooks
- Google Slides version of PowerPoint lesson and guided notes for online learners
⭐ Earth’s Estimated Age
⭐ Sedimentary Rock Layers
⭐ Plate Tectonics/Plate Boundaries
⭐ Changes to Earth’s Surface
⭐ Types of Fossils (Amber, Petrification, Frozen, Rock)
⭐ Other Materials Showing Earth’s History (Sea-Floor Sediments, Ice Cores, Trees)
⭐ Relative Dating (Geologic Columns)
⭐ The Law of Superposition and rock disturbances (Tilting, Faults, Intrusions)
⭐ Absolute Dating (Radioactive decay, radiometric dating, index fossils)
***Text is editable but clip art and text with special fonts are not editable due to copyright of those resources.***
2. Earth’s History: Geologic Time Scale Digital Google Slides™ Activities
This is a print and digital resource that uses Google Slides. There are 6 interactive activities related to Earth’s History and the Geologic Time Scale. These activities are perfect for an Earth Science class with no prep! These can be used as online stations, an activity for early finishers, interactive science notebooks, homework or for review in the classroom. Perfect for online learning!
Students will practice vocabulary skills, make real-world connections, research independently, understand visual representations and review concepts.
The activities include either drag and drop or short answer text. Watch the preview video to get a better idea of how each slide works.
The slides are not editable. An answer key is included in the PDF as well as the Google Slides link.
⭐ Influences on climate including absolute dating, relative dating, index fossil, radioactive decay, geologic column, unconformity and half-life.
⭐ Research on fossils: Preservation in rock, amber, petrification and trace fossils.
⭐ Compare and contrast relative dating vs absolute dating.
⭐ The Law of Superposition. Identifying younger vs older rocks by looking at diagrams.
⭐ Stratigraphy and Disturbances in sedimentary rock layers such as tilting, folding, intrusions and faulting.