Lessons for Geologic Time

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  • evolution: Natural Selection of Stick-Worms - … behaviors, relative sizes of individuals, length of legs, variations in timing of activity or development, environmental impact on availability of food … , vs. greater variability from small sample sizes). 6. Give them time to complete the answering of discussion questions (individually, or, perhaps … selection, and reflects on their relevance in the context of geological time. The last two pages are especially interesting. He also comments …
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  • Return of the Living Dead - … endangered species. Author(s): Eric Miller, The New York Times Learning Network Suggested Time Allowance: 1 hour Objectives: Students will: 1. Brainstorm … "read" to interpret patterns of species extinction and evolution over time. Present your findings in a written report. Visit a natural … major periods of evolution and species extinction over time. Starting from the beginning of geologic time to the present, indicate major evolutionary shifts …
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  • A Heated Discussion - … different temperature scales. Author(s): Priscilla Chan, The New York Times Learning Network Bridget Anderson, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City Suggested Time Allowance: 1 hour Objectives: Students will: 1. Explore the colloquial … to move a fraction of a chemical bond distance to geologic times scales of billions of years) and reaction rates depend on …
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  • Pop Secret Information - … document this experiment. Author(s): Priscilla Chan, The New York Times Learning Network Bridget Anderson, The Bank Street College of Education … blank with their "secret") -Background Information (from the New York Times article) -Materials and Methods (from the in-class activity) -Data … to move a fraction of a chemical bond distance to geologic times scales of billions of years) and reaction rates depend on …
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  • Dinosaurs: Meat-Asaurus or Veggie-Asaurus - … large letters across it." [Show Overhead Transparency #1] Allow students time to measure, cut and label the adding machine tape. Display … samples). D. Chicago Field Museum of Natural History Life Over Time Exhibit http://www.bvis.uic.edu/museum/exhibits/Exhibits.html … , 1990 Side 6 - From Fossils, Dinosaurs and Geologic Time Travel Chapter 6 - Life and Times of Hadrosaurs Chapter 7 - Extinction of the Dinosaurs …
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  • Cooking with the Sun - … : A hydrocarbon deposit derived from living matter of a previous geologic time and used for fuel, such as coal, petroleum oil or … temperature of the control (shade) water jar at the same time intervals. Conclude with a class discussion, comparing results and graphs … the post-activity discussion questions in the Assessment section. (Optional) Time to cook! Place a few mini marshmallows and a piece …
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  • Six Billion and Counting - … important long-lasting effects on science and society (e.g., geologic time scales, global warming, depletion of resources and exponential population growth … and function of ecosystems and relate how ecosystems change over time. Indicator 16 Relate how distribution and abundance of organisms and … . Please note that information published on the Internet changes over time, therefore the links provided may no longer contain the specific …
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  • Global Climate Change: Fitting the Facts Together & Acting on Them - … collect statistics, note long-term weather changes, see patterns over time, create mathematical models, and draw conclusions that enable them to … in what scientists know about the climate system. It's time for the Obama Administration to recognize this. Its endangerment finding … Prize winner in Physics, who said that climate change over geologic time "is something the earth has done 'on its own without …
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  • Animal Tracking - … with their foot type and track pattern TIME: 5-10 minutes *If there is time left read Let’s Look at Tracks … species evolve in response to changes in their environment over time. • The learner will describe the role of chromosomes and genes … and evaluate evidence that supports evolutionary change in species throughout geologic time. General Outcome: The learner will understand the processes and interactions …
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  • Bird Adaptation Lesson Plan - … strain seeds, plants, small animals from water (Duck or Mallard) TIME: 10-15 minutes Elaborate: Beaks for Eats Activity! Have children … example of the hummingbird and nectar. TIME: 10-15 minutes Evaluate: For the remaining time have the children complete the matching worksheet … and evaluate evidence that supports evolutionary change in species throughout geologic time. General Outcome: The learner will understand the processes and interactions …
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