|Modeling Geologic Time|
In this activity students convert major events in Earth history from years before present into scale distances. After a list of events and their scale distances have been formulated, students construct a geologic time scale on 5 meters of adding machine paper, beginning with the formation of the Earth. Students will investigate change through geologic time; design, construct and interpret a model of geologic time; relate major events in Earth history to the geologic time scale; and compare and relate the span of Earth history to events of historical time and of the human lifetime. Some sample events and their approximate relative ages are included.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-497
This resource is part of 'K-12 Earth Science'
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Contributor: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author: James C. Firebaugh
Virginia Department of Education
Contact: Carol Mankiewicz