Focuses on the principles of evolution and ecology as major events of geography.
Watch 4.6 billion years of the earth's history in sixty seconds! Don’t blink at the end.
Walk through the period of time following the extinction of the dinosaurs, during which new species came about and mammals ruled the earth.
Students explore cladistics through the process of organizing living things by common ancestry and evolutionary relationships. Students will gain a better understanding of diversity of life and evolutionary history.
Review of patterns of evolution and climate change during the Cenozoic Era.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for History of Cenozoic Life.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
To stress understanding of a concept by summarizing the main idea and applying that understanding to create visual aids and generate questions and comments using a Concept Matrix.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Students will compare optimal characteristics for long-term survival with optimal characteristics for survival of a mass extinction by looking at data from the past; students will use this background research to analyze the possibility of a modern day mass extinction.
Scientists will some day be able to clone extinct animals. A park of Pleistocene megafauna might be a reality someday.
The La Brea Tar Pits are a fabulous Pleistocene fossil site.
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