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 Make a Time Map of the Universe

Activity Sheet

This activity sheet helps students to visualise the age of the universe and the relative ages of our solar system and the life forms on it.

The time spans in astronomy are so immense that they are difficult to comprehend. Representing the time spans with concrete objects helps students to make some sense of the numbers.

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 Topic Age of the Universe, the Solar System, and the times of the emergence of major groups of life forms.

 Vocabulary
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Concepts
 
 Activities Using file cards to represent one billion year increments, students work in small groups to connect the cards and write in important events in the evolution of life forms.
Teacher
Provides
  • Computer access or Geological Time Chart
  • Printout of Time Map instructions
  • one set of 15 file cards for each group
 Follow Up Using the file cards for reference, introduce the students to the main sequence (The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram)  
Downloadable file contains the worksheet with directions. (View here)

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© 2000. Elizabeth Anne Viau. All rights reserved.  Individuals may print out and use this game in the classroom but the materials may not be sold. If you got good discussion with the game, send me an email! eviau@earthlink.net