Lab 5: (Geologic) Timing Is Everything!
The lab activity was developed by Jeff Lockwood of TERC and Alison Mote of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders for the EarthLabs project.
Summary and Learning Objectives
In Part A, students develop a timeline of Earth's geologic history. In Part B, they take a section of their timeline that encompasses the data taken from Expedition 341--the Neogene-Quaternary time period.
After completing this Lab, students should be able to answer the following questions:
Activity Overview and Teaching Materials
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Teaching Notes and TipsWhat you need to prepare ahead of time, and general recommendations for classroom implementation, as well as guidelines and facilitation tips for leading class discussions.
Student NotebooksSuggestions for how to use Student Notebooks for Lab 5.
AssessmentThere are several options for assessment of student understanding of material introduced in this lab. Choose from the following list, or create your own assessments.
Lab 5 supports the following Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
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