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Geological Eras

Geological Eras

Have students list the major geological eras of North Dakota and give characteristics of each.

Geological Era Chart

Have students graph, chart, or create a timeline for the major geological eras of North Dakota from oldest to most recent.

Geological Era Timeline Rubric

Students can illustrate dinosaurs from the Mesozoic Era and describe each in detail either in writing or orally to another classmate. (Note: One student could describe the dinosaur while the other student draws what is being described)

Have students illustrate and describe the mammals present during the Tertiary Period or the “Age of Mammals.”

Have students write and perform puppet shows, slide shows (electronic or hand created), TV shows, etc., teaching about each of the geological eras of North Dakota.