Video: From the formation of continents to the creation of mountain ranges, it took Earth a long time to get where it is today. Leave it to SciShow to explain four billion years' worth of history in less than 10 minutes.
SciShow squeezes a heap of information on the Earth's history into a brief, condensed guide, which you can watch in the video above. They break down the basics of how carbon dating works, along with the formation of continental crust and plate tectonics. It's a great summation of not just the Earth's geological history, but also of how we study it. Check it out above or visit the link below.
4 Billion Years in Under 10 Minutes [SciShow (YouTube)]