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  11.   Continental Drift
...of Pangaea into Gondwanaland and Laurasia affected organisms originally living on Pangaea? Do you think that the breakup of Gondwanaland into the southern continents affected the organisms living in Gondwanaland? Give evidence to support your ideas. 4. Do you think the breakup of Pangaea during the Jurassic period led to the extinction of some dinosaurs and the evolution of other dinosaurs? 5. Scientists have evidence that Glossopteris was found in what is now India, Antarctica, Australia, and Madagascar. What does this tell you about Glossopteris ? What does it tell you about the climate and environment of G...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  12.   Discovering Dinosaurs
...n do is have theories about what they looked like and how they behaved. Tell them that scientists who study dinosaurs are called paleontologists (write this word on the chalkboard) and that some theories that paleontologists have had about dinosaurs have been proven wrong. For example, in the movie Jurassic Park , giant sauropods (plant eaters) are seen standing on their hind legs to eat leaves off of tall trees, but many scientists do not believe that sauropods ever did that! 5. Distribute copies of the "What Remains?" blackline master to your students. Remind students that skeletons are the only remains we...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  13.   Building A Model DNA
...t the origins of mammoths, their lives, and how they became extinct. The interactions of mammoths and prehistoric humans are also discussed. Dramatic and informative illustrations and photographs enrich the book. Includes a map and guide to mammoth sites and museums around the world. The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World or, How to Build a Dinosaur Rob DeSalle and David Lindley. BasicBooks/HarperCollins, 1997. Could an extinct creature really be cloned and brought to life as we've seen in the movies? The two scientists who authored this book provide a light-hearted, but scientifically accurate discu...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  14.   Mesozoic Murals
...period is the Triassic, which began around 248 million years ago and lasted about 35 million years. During the Triassic, Earth's climate ranged from hot to mild, and there were many inland deserts. The Triassic ended with a mass extinction of many plants and animals. The middle period is called the Jurassic. It began around 213 million years ago and lasted for about 69 million years. The climate on Earth was warm and damp, and there were many active volcanoes. The Jurassic is known for its wide variety of dinosaur species. The third period is the Cretaceous. It began around 144 million years ago and lasted fo...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  15.   The Insect World
...Wonderful World of Insects Access to a broad range of information about insects and web links. Vocabulary Click on any of the vocabulary words below to hear them pronounced and used in a sentence. angiosperm Definition: A flowering plant. Context: Angiosperms became very abundant at the end of the Jurassic period. compound eye Definition: An eye made up of many small separate visual units. Context: Dragonflies have large compound eyes. exoskeleton Definition: An external, supportive, armorlike covering on an insect. Context: Insects must shed their exoskeletons to grow. insect Definition: A member of a class...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  16.   The Ice Age
...ing them to the lab, and what happens when the specimens arrive at the lab. The following Web site provides useful information: George C. Page Museum Suggested Readings Cloning Jeanne DuPrau. Lucent, 2000. Cloning has seemed like science fiction for years (the re-creation of dinosaurs in the movie "Jurassic Park" for example), but when Dolly the sheep was created in 1996, it became a reality. This book explains how cloning is currently used in agriculture and how may be used in the future in such areas as medicine, the preservation of endangered species and even people. The ethics of cloning is covered as wel...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  17.   The Human Genome Project
...w genetic engineering has affected many fields, from agriculture to veterinary medicine, industry to medicine. A final chapter discusses how genetic engineering will affect our future in these diverse fields. A glossary and list of organizations to contact provide valuable resources. The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World, or How to Build a Dinosaur Rob DeSalle and David Lindley. BasicBooks, 1997. Science fiction is quick to embellish on current scientific achievements, pushing beyond what's currently possible. In the case of DNA, Michael Crichton had a great time imaging what would happen if dinosau...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  18.   Genetics
...s. Suggested Readings The Thread of Life Susan Aldridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996 For the serious student, a full exploration of DNA and its manipulation to address new life forms, altered plants, and environmental solutions. Links The Gene Letter For geneticists' thoughts on whether or not Jurassic Park is possible or cloning humans is ethical, see these essays. "The Gene Letter" is a product of The Shriver Center, which was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant to create an electronic newsletter about the ethical, legal, and social issues pertaining to genetics and genetic engineering. The Johan...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  19.   When Dinosaurs Ruled
Objectives Students will understand the following: 1. The age when dinosaurs inhabited Earth (about 250 million years ago to about 65 million years ago) is called the Mesozoic age. 2. The Mesozoic age is divided into three periods, from earliest to latest: the Triassic period, the Jurassic period, and the Cretaceous period. 3. The plants and animals on Earth differed during these three periods. 4. Changes in plant life affected the development of animal life. Materials For this lesson, you will need: * Research materials on dinosaurs and other plants and animals of the Mesozoic age * Compute...
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  20.   Dinosaur Detectives
...fossil Definition: When paleontologists find a dinosaur fossil embedded in the earth, they have to be very careful not to damage it when they remove the fossil from the ground. Context: A remnant, impression, or trace of an organism of past geological ages that has been preserved in Earth's crust. Jurassic Definition: The Jurassic period of the geological time scale is well known for its diverse dinosaur populations. Context: The period of the Mesozoic era between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods marked by the presence of dinosaurs and the first appearance of birds. Mesozoic Definition: The Mesozoic perio...
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    Grade Level: 6-8


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