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Understanding Geologic Time
This informational tour offers students a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in the history of the Earth, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale. Students move at a self-selected pace by answering questions correctly as they go. The teacher's guide contains all the details needed to use this computer activity, including handouts, a lesson plan, and assessment materials.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Java
This site works best with a connection speed of T1 or above.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2002 by The University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and the Regents of the University of California. All materials appearing on the UCMP Web Servers may not be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-401
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource contains 'Geologic Time: the History of Earth'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology


Author: Judy Scotchmoor
University of California