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Starting Out With Earth History
This activity asks students to place 6-10 events in Earth history on a timeline, first working in small groups and then as a class. Then, through questions, important points such as how certain events are dated, where humanity fits in, and so forth, can be brought up. The Starting Point website builds a context for the exercise by detailing the learning goals, teaching notes and materials (downloadable), and additional resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
RTF
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-347
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Interactive Lectures'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Rebecca Teed
SERC