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"Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called """"Age of Dinosaurs"""" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age."
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By XKCD
This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!
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This activity has been devised to address the common lack of knowledge about geological time. Research has shown that many people have no idea of the great length of geological time nor of the order of key events during the geological history of the Earth. Students will make a geological timeline...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 1997
This report illustrates how dinosaurs may have become extinct as a result of an asteroid impact. Students will better understand the mass extinctions that have been part of the Earth's history. Included are templates for making two paper models, instructions for their assembly, and a discussion of a...
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Palaeocast, funded in part by the Paleontological Society, is a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth.
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Chapter 5 focuses on Prehistoric Earth, geologic time, and early lifeforms on this planet.
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Published in 2016
We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years and...
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This activity book for students ages 5-12 (around grades K-7) from the National Park Service's Junior Paleontologist Program presents facts, photographs, and games alongside more than a dozen activities exploring Earth's history, ancient plants and animals, and the changes in environment over time....
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By Esri UK
This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Children, ages 8–13, embark on an exploration of Earth's and the Moon's shared history in this 30 –minute introductory activity for the Explore! Marvel Moon module. They work in groups to determine the order of geologic events  — such as the formation of the Moon and when the bright crater of...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn't the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have ocurred throughout the Earth's history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, ad Pritchard give a quick history...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....
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The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years. Deep time and Earth history are keys to understanding the present. The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years, with evidence ranging from chemical signatures in rocks and ancient biological molecules to fossils of colossal...
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Fossils are among the most fascinating objects in nature, giving us an idea of how animals and plants lived in the past. Just click on one of the links to find out more.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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This interactive lesson from Annenberg Learner takes you through different time periods of major plate tectonic movement, from Pangea to present day.
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Published in 2006
Fossils provide a valuable record of the plant and animal life and environmental conditions from millions, even billions of years ago. In this lesson, students create their own fossils, and then use multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Animations about our planet, Earth. Part I: Our Island in Space, Part II: Earth Materials, Part III: Tectonic Activity of a Dynamic Planet, Part IV: History Before History, Part V: Earth Resources, and Part VI: Processes and problems at the Earth's Surface.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By TEDx
Published in 2016
While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master's degree from the University...
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Need a quick reference to the geologic time scale of Earth's history? Try out out Free geotimescale 2 app! Find out, for example, when dinosaurs ruled the world or when reptiles first appeared. This is an excellent reference for students, educators, professional geologists, or anyone interested in...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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