Geological Timescales: Lesson for Kids


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Which was longest?

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1. Which is true?

2. How old is the Earth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you measure your knowledge of geologic timescales. You will be asked to describe different periods within this scale and how they relate to humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The Earth's age
  • Our current geologic era
  • The different lengths of these periods

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as the role humans have played on the geologic scale
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about humans and dinosaurs
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the longest period of geologic time and the period we currently live in

Additional Learning

Find out more about this scientific topic by reviewing the lesson titled Geological Timescales: Lesson for Kids. You will explore new and interesting facts, such as:

  • The different divisions of the geologic scale
  • Where life began on Earth
  • How the dinosaurs died out