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Title: Geologic Time - When Was Coal Formed?
Day/Time: One to two days, one day for research, one day to construct time line.
KERA Goals: 2.4, 2.6, 2.9, 5.3, 6.16
The student shall construct a time line of geologic periods and label the major happenings in each. The student should pay attention to the climate and conditions during the coal forming periods.
The students should have a general knowledge of epochs, periods and eras. They should make a chart similar to the one provided. Research can be done ahead of time by dividing the class into groups and give each group a period to research. This information can be added to the chart. Students should work in groups of two to construct the time lines. Be sure to have a large area (a long hallway is good) in which to work.
|Era||Period||Length in years||Length on tape||Major Events|
|Total Length||4 billion|
|Total Length||354 million|
|Total Length||160 million|
Activity developed by:
Beverly Bowers, Mannington Middle School, Fairmont, West Virginia and
the American Coal Foundation