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Discovery Education™ Prehistoric Earth VHS/DVD

Ever wonder how geologists know what happened on Earth billions of years ago?

Supplier:  Discovery Education™ DC778613

Catalog No. S95991DVD

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Video covers the nature and divisions of geologic time, a variety of prehistoric life-forms, and how fossils reveal clues to Earth's distant past. Grades 3-6. Running time: 25 minutes.

Geologic Time

  • Explains the system used by scientists to describe and organize prehistoric time periods
  • Prehistoric Life
    • Discusses what modern scientists study to uncover facts about the past
  • Events in Earth's Past
    • Chronicles events in the four major time periods (eras) within the geologic time scale: Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils
    • Points out that each time period is marked by a significant change in the number or type of fossils that are found
    • Explores what fossils reveal about Earth's history



    3 to 5
    Prehistoric Earth DVD
    25 min.
    Marc Record, Teacher's Guide


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