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  • Interpreting Paleoenvironments With Microfossils - … reconstruct past environments by using the fossilized representatives of the modern organisms as paleoenvironmental indicators. This classic use of microfossils, along … : 217-238. Gibson, T.G. 1989. Planktonic-benthonic foraminiferal ratios: modern patterns and Tertiary applications. Marine Micropalaeontology, 15: 29-52. Haynes … these modern environments and ask the students to analyze the foram assemblages and to reconstruct the environment of deposition. If you live
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  • Hunting and Gathering: Finding Evidence About Neanderthals - … and Homo neanderthalensis? When, where and how do you think modern humans and Neanderthals might have overlapped and interacted? Invite students … the time periods in which they lived. Students might note that the time period in which modern humans and Neanderthals overlap. Additionally … . Or students might investigate our relatedness to living hominids by looking at scientific evidence linking modern humans to chimpanzees, gorillas and other …
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  • Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies - … units Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers activities Modern Day Pyramids Educational Standards : International Technology Education Association-ITEA STL … structures, systems and products that are important in our everyday lives. The engineering design process is a series of steps that … (Return to Contents) Simple Machines Review (PowerPoint file) Modern Day Pyramids Worksheet Modern Day Pyramids Worksheet Answers Assessment (Return to Contents) The …
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  • Inventions - … . They will research one invention or modern convenience, which is used today to make our lives easier. They will then find the invention from the past, which inspired or led to the development of a modern … the invention improve people's lives in the past? How does today's modern convenience improve our lives? 9. Each pair will then … , art supplies. For the student: Paper, pencil. Vocabulary: invention inventor modern convenience Technology Connections: Students can use a computer as a …
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  • Fairy Tales - … fairy tale Wanted Poster Catalog page Classified Ad Time line Modern day occupation / character traits ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS What is a fairy … - Identify character traits and relate them to an occupation of modern day that would suit their aptitudes and abilities. Letter Writing … . - Elementary Performance Indicator: Describe some survival behaviors of common living specimens. (Living Environment) Describe chemical and physical changes, including changes in states …
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  • Wait and See What Develops! - … an area that is as modern as the United States, more modern than the U.S., or less modern?” Students should respond that the scenes show an area much less modern than what … keep up with the modern, developed world in terms of: a. Economics: what people do for a living and how successful they … respond that it does look more modern because of the paved streets, more cars, and modern buildings. 3. Provide students with a …
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  • An American in China: The Life of Sidney Rittenberg - … else? Can you name any famous Americans that chose to live their lives somewhere besides the United States? o Answers will vary … . The Cultural Revolution: ( 6. First Five Year Plan: ( 7. Four Modernizations: ( ) ) ) ) ) 8. The Great Leap Forward: ( 9. Hundred Flowers Campaign: ( 10 … agriculture, industry, national defense, and science and technology. The Four Modernizations were adopted as a means of rejuvenating China's economy …
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  • Neanderthals - … students when Neanderthals lived, whether Neanderthals were related to modern humans, and details they might know about Neanderthals' daily lives. 2. Explain that … lived in Europe and central Asia between 230,000 and 30,000 years ago - longer than Homo sapiens, or modern humans, have lived on Earth. In addition, the Neanderthals lived during the most recent Ice Age …
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  • Becoming Whales - … gradual accumulation of changes, linking certain terrestrial mammal groups with modern whales. Ambulocetus natans in action. A reconstruction of an early … environmental evidence appropriate to forms transitional between terrestrial mammals and modern whales. 4. Geological events have had profound influence on the … suggestion.] 3. TEACHER: Find and display pictures of modern whales from the two living suborders: the Odontoceti (toothed whales, e.g. sperm …
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  • Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and... - … and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and … heart disease or depression. Changing physical environments, social settings, and living habits - as compared to habits during prehistoric times - can also … asking some questions that will get students thinking about how modern lifestyles are different from those for earliest humans, and even …
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