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Birth of the Earth
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the history of the Earth from 4.6 billion years ago to the present. Students look at different time periods and major events in the Earth's history, putting it all together in a classroom display. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Must be able to download .aiff files to hear vocabulary.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-210
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Earth's history
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Discoveryschool.com