The Geologic Time Scale                                Name______________________ Per______

EVENTS IN YOUR LIFE

Follow the directions on the slide to complete this activity.

Numbered Order--1, 2, 3 as listed

Sequential Order--by date, most recent at top

Article: Read the article handout and answer the questions. Turn in for a separate grade.

Draw a picture of your time metaphor below.

What is the Earth’s time scale?

Divisions of Geologic Time

Paleozoic Era (ancient life)

Activity: Label the images.

                                           

Question: How are the two images similar? How are they different?

Image Questions--Coal Map: Answer the following questions.

  1. In which hemisphere are most of the coal deposits found? _____________________________________________________________
  2. What country/continent south of the Equator has large coal deposits? _____________________________________________________________
  3. Where are most of the coal deposits of the Eastern Hemisphere located? ___________________________  In the Western Hemisphere? ____________
  4. Research coal deposits. In what landform are they usually found?________________
  5. Why is limestone mined in blocks? _____________________________________

Research: Provide evidence to refute (argue against) this statement:

Extinctions are just a modern day problem.

Evidence:

Research Discovery: How did early plants and animals adapt to live on land?

Paleozoic Era, by Crick and Robinson, 3rd Paragraph

Mesozoic Era--Middle Life

Dinosaur Map Questions

  1. What information is this map providing?__________________________________ ___________________________________________________
  2. When did this event occur? (period and years ago) __________________________
  3. The fact that Pangaea was splitting up did not stop the event. How do you think the dinosaurs adapted to overcome this? ____________________________________ ____________________________________________________
  4. Why might this event have occurred? ___________________________________
  5. It is known that, millions of years after the dinosaurs,  early man left Africa and spread out onto nearby continents. Provide some reasons this might have happened. ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
  6. What is the connection between what happened to the dinosaurs and what happened to early humans? _______________________________________

Article: Dinosaur Killing Asteroid...New Model

What is the new theory as to what killed the dinosaurs? ___________________________

Provide 4 new data points provided by the article.

Article: Why Did Crocodiles Survive the K/T Extinction?

Paragraph 2

Why did mammals and birds survive the extinction?

What did crocodiles have in common with dinosaurs?

Explain each theory.

Theory 1: Crocodiles were exceptionally well adapted.

Theory 2: Crocodiles lived near the water.

Theory 3: Crocodiles are cold blooded.

Theory 4: Crocodiles grew more slowly than dinosaurs.

Theory 5: Crocodiles were smarter than dinosaurs.

Create your own theory:

            _______________________________________


In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs

Organism

Adaptation 1

Adaptation 2

Flying Squirrel

Raccoon

Monkey

Organism

Adaptation 1

Adaptation 2

Turtles

Lizards

Dogs

Rats

Opossum

Cenozoic Era

Event

Description

Effects

Causes

Craters

        

Organism

Time Ago

System

Trilobite

Algae

Land plants

Bacteria

Ferns

Squid

Horses