Layers in Time
Photo courtesy of Ron Chapple.
Layers in Time engages the class in the geologic history of Earth through a live and interactive lesson with park rangers via the Internet. Students gain a better understanding of universal geologic principles and processes such as deposition, plate tectonics, and erosion. By exploring Grand Canyon's rock layers and formation, they come to recognize how landscapes change over time. The program lasts about one hour.
How to Participate
Follow the instructions on the 2015-2016 Distance Learning Registration Form (278KB PDF)
Once you are scheduled for a distance learning program, the following links access the lesson plans and materials needed to prepare your students.
- Layer's in Time lesson plan (232KB PDF)
- Layer's in Time National Standards (229KB PDF)
- Paleozoic environment posters
- "Layers in Time" student article
- Student pre-assessment
- Student post-assessment
After the program, please participate in our online program evaluation to help us improve our educational efforts.
- Climate Change, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Landscapes, Paleontology, Tectonics
- National/State Standards:
- NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.5-8.3 Life Science
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
NSS-G.K-12.1 The World in Spatial Terms
NSS-G.K-12.3 Physical Systems
- Distance Learning