Task: You will be presenting the timeline of the geological history of one particular place in Canada (e.g. my current address), all the way from the formation to the present day.
Your timeline should demonstrate what you have learned in this unit, and so should incorporate not only geologic time divisions, but also other means of marking and measuring time that have been discussed in the unit (fossil evidence, relative dating, paleoclimate, etc.). Discuss and explain the climate of the time if such information is available. Feel free to make an educated guess (hypothesis) to explain any observed geology.
Your timeline should offer some form of analogy or visualization that makes a comparison between geologic time scales and times/distances familiar to modern humans. (For example, you may shrink the geological time scale to one single day, so that human civilizations appeared at the end of 11:59 pm.)
Feel free to include knowledge and concepts from unit 3 to consolidate your learning and earn an improved grade.
Format of Presentation: Google slides
You can go through the timeline in the forward or the reverse chronological order. Please use photos, pictures and drawings liberally.
At the bottom of each slide, supply the script of your speech, which does not have to be verbatim. This way you can avoid crowding the slides with filler words.
Here are some examples of timelines.
Timeline of WHO’s COVID-19 response: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/interactive-timeline
NASA’s Voyager Mission Timeline: https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/timeline/#event-a-once-in-a-lifetime-alignment
New Scientist timeline of the evolution of life (for those who are text-oriented): https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17453-timeline-the-evolution-of-life/
Earth timeline infographics. A few interesting examples here: https://earthhow.com/earth-timeline-geological-history-events/
Business Insider animated timeline that measures time as distance: https://youtu.be/ck8i0_BHg_0