The South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with teachers, has created this online curriculum for teachers to use with their students in the classroom. Our Earth History unit is geared toward 8th grade teachers because the standards covered are heavily 8th grade science standards. All the activities contain background information, procedures, materials list, standards addressed, assessments, curriculum extensions and a resource list. We hope teachers will enjoy this resource!
If you are a teacher planning to participate in our Earth History virtual School Program, we recommend completing the following activities before your program. Those activities include: Geologic Time Scale, Rock Cyles and Layers and Fossil Gap. The most important activity being Rock Cycles and Layers.
The Aquarium’s School Programs are virtual this school year (2020-2021). We have added at-home and virtual learning modifications to our recommended activities. Be sure to see how you can engage your students at-home and virtually with our activities!