Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Information for Parents & Facilitators

    • Materials List for Geology and the Fossil Record

    • GEO1 Lesson Plan and Background

    • GEO2 Lesson Plan and Background

    • GEO3 Lesson Plan and Background

    • GEO4 Lesson Plan and Background

    • GEO5 Lesson Plan and Background

    • GEO6 Lesson Plan and Background

    • NGSS Standards for Geology and the Fossil Record

  • 3

    Lesson 1 - Plate Tectonics

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO1

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO1

    • Think & Share GEO1

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO1

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO1

    • Vocabulary GEO1

    • Exit Ticket GEO1

  • 4

    Lesson 2 - Stratigraphy

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO2

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO2

    • Think & Share GEO2

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO2

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO2

    • Vocabulary GEO2

    • Exit Ticket GEO2

  • 5

    Lesson 3 - Geologic Time

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO3

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO3

    • Think & Share GEO3

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO3

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO3

    • A Walking Tour Through Earth's History

    • Vocabulary GEO3

    • Exit Ticket GEO3

  • 6

    Lesson 4 - Relative and Absolute Dating

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO4

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO4

    • Think & Share GEO4

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO4

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO4

    • Radioactivity Simulation (Optional, recommended for grades 5+)

    • Vocabulary GEO4

    • Exit Ticket GEO4

  • 7

    Lesson 5 - Fossils

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO5

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO5

    • Think & Share GEO5

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO5

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO5

    • Vocabulary GEO5

    • Exit Ticket GEO5

  • 8

    Lesson 6 - Dinosaurs

    • Get Ready to Begin! GEO6

    • Video 1: Engage and Explore GEO6

    • Think & Share GEO6

    • Get Ready to Continue GEO6

    • Video 2: Explain and Elaborate GEO6

    • Vocabulary GEO6

    • Exit Ticket GEO6

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Additional Resources

    • Exit Survey GEO