Earth’s History Timeline Card Sort

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Find out how much your students know about the Earth’s history timeline with this great earth’s history timeline card sort activity that can serve as either a hook (or activating activity) or review when discussing the geological time scale!

 

Simply prepare the cards ahead of time for each group (or save time by using the digital version), set a timer, and challenge students to order the major events in chronological order.

 

This activity is sure to get your students thinking deeply and talking about the evolution of species, major extinctions, and the vast expanse of Earth’s geologic history!

 

Who is this  earth’s history timeline card sort resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9.

Uses for this product:

  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Differentiation – Assign this activity as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework
  • Extension activity for early finishers
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board

 

What’s Included in this Earth’s History Timeline Card Sort?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color with answer key. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Drawing version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.

 

Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this resource.

 

More questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email me at laneyleeteaches@gmail.com.

NGSS STANDARDS COVERED BY THIS EARTH’S HISTORY TIMELINE CARD SORT:

NGSSMS-ESS2-3
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches). Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.
NGSSMS-ESS2-2
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. Emphasis is on how processes change Earth’s surface at time and spatial scales that can be large (such as slow plate motions or the uplift of large mountain ranges) or small (such as rapid landslides or microscopic geochemical reactions), and how many geoscience processes (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteor impacts) usually behave gradually but are punctuated by catastrophic events. Examples of geoscience processes include surface weathering and deposition by the movements of water, ice, and wind. Emphasis is on geoscience processes that shape local geographic features, where appropriate.

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