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Sequencing Time

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Overview:
Students assign relative and numerical times to events in their lives to understand how scientists developed the Geologic Time Scale.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
6-8

Time:
40-50 minutes

Teaching tips:
This activity could be adapted to 5th and 9th grade as well.

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists use geological evidence to establish the age of fossils.

Teacher background:

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