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