Describes how scientists learn about the past by examining and dating fossils.
Describes what the atmosphere of the earth was like long ago and how life first started.
This lesson plan includes a pre-lesson, Exploring Deep Time(direct instruction), Exploring Deep Time (research activity & timeline), Digging Deeper (scavenger hunt), What Killed the Dinosaurs (web activity, discussion questions and checking for understanding.)
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for History of Life.
To increase reading comprehension, activate prior knowledge, develop collaboration and communication with peers, and determine how key vocabulary words relate to one another using Text Scan.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
Find out about an amazing fossil find with its last meal intact.
The oldest minerals on Earth are changing what people thought they knew!
This study guide provides a brief timeline of Earth's history and the origin of life, including RNA world hypothesis and endosymbiosis. It also looks at carbon dating.
Learn more about carbon-14 dating by watching the animation at this link.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from History of Life.