Ch 13: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 13: Earth's History

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The Earth's History chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of Earth's history. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earth's History textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Earth's History chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Earth's history topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The history of life on Earth
  • The Precambrian Period
  • The Paleozoic Era
  • The Mesozoic Era
  • The Cenozoic Era

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5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 13: Earth's History
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The History of Life on Earth: Timeline and Characteristics of Major Eras

1. The History of Life on Earth: Timeline and Characteristics of Major Eras

The Earth is over 4 billion years old. Ever wonder what happened during certain time periods in that large amount of time? We will look at the major eons and eras of Earth's history along with important characteristics of each.

The Precambrian Period: Events & Facts

2. The Precambrian Period: Events & Facts

The earth as we know it today is shaped by what happened during the Precambrian period, which covers four billion years! This lesson covers the events that shaped this important period.

The Paleozoic Era: Definition, Timeline & Events

3. The Paleozoic Era: Definition, Timeline & Events

The Paleozoic Era spans almost 200 million years from 542 to 251 million years ago. It is defined by great explosion of life at the beginning of the era and ends with the largest mass extinction in the history of our planet. This lesson will cover the important features of Paleozoic Era.

The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline

4. The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline

The Mesozoic Era began 252 million years ago with the largest mass extinction in Earth's history and ended 66 million years ago with the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs. This lesson will cover the important events that occurred during the Mesozoic Era.

The Cenozoic Era: Definition, Time Period & Facts

5. The Cenozoic Era: Definition, Time Period & Facts

The Cenozoic Era spans the previous 65 million years of Earth's history, beginning with the extinction of flightless dinosaurs and continuing up to the present. This lesson covers the events that shaped the Cenozoic Era.

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