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Understanding Geologic Time


Understanding Geologic Time

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This site introduces the significance of the geologic time scale to students. Students will be able to review major events that have occurred throughout Earth's history as well as order events on a timeline. Students will also learn about relative and absolute dating techniques and details about the various eons, eras and periods on the geologic timescale. At the end of the activity, students will be quizzed over five questions relating to the tour.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 09, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 29, 2013
Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: history, geologic timescale, Earth, fossil, era, period, eon


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
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