Time on a Wall
Two important facts about Norway: the country is very far north, between 57° and 81°, so it is very cold, and it has a lot of petroleum. A look back through time will show you the geological reasons for these things.
Why It Matters
- Spread out on a wall the geologic time scale is mostly Precambrian with bacteria for life.
- Soft-bodied organisms, the Ediacaran, ruled for a long time.
- Two mass extinctions wiped out most of Earth’s life after the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras.
- The climate of Norway changed as ti moved through different climate belts.
- Earth's geological timeline provides the relationships and timing of events in Earth's history.
With the links below, learn more about the geologic time scale. Then answer the following questions.
- Earth’s Geological Time Scale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cAtm8jJnu8
- Plate tectonically speaking, where did Norway begin and where is it going?
- What is the relationship between seafloor spreading and sea level and why?
- How was petroleum produced in between Norway and Scotland during mid-Jurassic?
- What is the geologic history of the largest mountain range the world has ever known?
- How many meters is the geologic time scale on the wall and how much is human history?