Cambrian Explosion Teacher Resources
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The Big Burp: Where's the Proof?
High schoolers research the evidence for prehistorically formed methane hydrates contributing to global warming. In this climate change lesson, students work in groups to research methane hydrates, global warming, The Cambrian Explosion, and The Paleocene Extinction.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Origin of Life
Twenty-seven slides will give your students a complete overview of the biological and chemical theories behind the development of life on Earth. There are fabulous real life photos and labelled diagrams to give details about the first eukaryotes, and explosions of diversity in history.
10th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 63 Downloads
A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams, charts, graphs, photos of fossils, and drawings of prehistoric organisms accompany the text.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 16 Downloads
Origin of Life
This sequence of slides presents information about the hypothesis of key events in the Origin of Life. The conditions on early earth are given and the process that would allow for living organisms to develop. The evidence will stimulate discussion in your class and your students may be interested in continuing research on their own.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 41 Downloads
The History of Life on Earth
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your earth science class will score a touchdown in understanding geologic history!
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 70 Downloads
The Big Burp: Where's the Proof.
Young scholars explore the Cambrian explosion and Paleocene extinction events. In this climate change lesson plan, students read articles to link evidence they find to extinction and climate change. Links to the articles are included in the lesson plan.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe to the free membership on the publisher's website, you will also have access to comprehension and discussion questions, as well as links to other related resources.
4 mins 6th - 10th Science 52 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Big Burp:A Bad Day in the Paleocene
Students describe the overall events that occurred during the Paleocene extinction event as well as the processes that are believed to result in global warming after group research. They infer how a global warming event could have contributed to the Paleocene extinction event.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
First Living Things on Land Clarification
Sal clarifies concepts covered in the Kahn Academy video on Biodiversity in the Phanerozoic Eon. He explains the types of animals and plants that were the first life forms on land. Additionally, he describes what these organisms would have looked like and how they may have interacted with the environment.
6 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Bang! You're Alive!-Ocean Exploration
Students explore plate tectonics, the "Big Bang" theory and Earth's history through geological evidence. For this understanding Earth's history lesson plan, students complete a 20 question worksheet on the history of Earth including a time line of Earth's major events.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 102 Downloads
Biodiversity Flourishes in Phanerozoic Eon
Sal share the timeline and process by which life propagated and colonized land. He covers life events that occurred during the Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic eras. The video is very basic and covers general knowledge of these eras and topics.
10 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Students try to draw and identify a jellyfish from a physical description. After reading an article, they discover new information about cnidarians. In groups, they research and develop dioramas about a specific cnidarian species. They reflect on the evolutionary nature of science.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 87 Downloads