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Students sequence actual events in the history of life on Earth and place them on a large timeline.
UC Museum of Paleontology
We recommend preceding this activity with "Sequencing Time" - an activity in which students assign relative and numerical times to events in their lives to understand how scientists developed the Geologic Time Scale.
- Through billions of years of evolution, life forms have continued to diversify in a branching pattern, from single-celled ancestors to the diversity of life on Earth today.
- Scientists use fossils to learn about past life.