Geological Timewalk booklet

Geological Timewalk booklet
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Information Sheet

This online resource investigates geological time.

The resource is a 'Geological TimeWalk' Australian-centric teaching and learning booklet that can be downloaded as a PDF from GeoScience Australia.

Each section in this publication discusses a single geological time interval, and outlines the major geological, climatic and biological events which occurred in that interval.

Geological events discussed in the booklet include: continental drift, the break-up and amalgamation of continental landmasses, mountain-building and major volcanic eruptions. Climatic events include changes in the content of the atmosphere and the occurrence of ice ages. Biological events include the evolution of major groups of organisms, the invasion of the land and major extinctions. Other events include changes in sea levels and major meteorite impacts.

Each section also shows where rocks of a specific age are found in Australia and lists some of the continent's major mineral and energy resources formed during a particular time interval.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S8U03 (Year 8)

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity... > ACSSU180