Explains how a crocodile's CT span is used to figure out a preservation of an impression of a dinosaur's heart.
Watch archaeologists attempt to recreate the Permian food web and other traits of the era to learn more about the Permian extinction.
Mammoths are discussed as they were once a big part of San Jose, where this quite interesting video is set.
Students gain a basic understanding of how fossils can be used to interpret the past. They will explore: Biodiversity, Geologic Time, Paleoecology, and Past Lives.
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Reviews how scientists can learn information about the past from fossils.
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To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To emphasize students’ understanding of key words and practice applying the definitions of the vocabulary words to examples and drawings using the Frayer Model.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Students will use the Burgess Shale fossils to learn the importance of fossils and the optimum preservation conditions; using actual Burgess Shale fossil images, students will create their own predicted three-dimensional models of these former living organisms and their environment.
The Petrified Forest, Arizona contains fossils of nine extinct tree species and fossils created by other processes.
The John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon have a weath of fossils that span a long period of time. The relative ages are well constrained becauase a volcanic ash has been radiometrically dated.
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