We found 180 resources with the concept extinction
The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewReptiles survived the largest extinction event on the planet and then they grew into the most dominant class of the Mesozoic Era. They quickly evolved into giants on land, sea, and air. In an episode of the PBS Eons series viewers learn...
The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Will human existence define an epoch? Many scientists think we are in a new epoch, the anthropocene, defined by humans and our impact on the environment. An online interactive demonstrates the immense impact humans have had on every part...
From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Life before the dinosaurs was pretty amazing—and very fragile! Discover what Earth was like for Cambrian creatures, from the smallest ocean-dwellers to the first land animals. A video from an extensive biology playlist explores how early...
How Long Will Human Impacts Last?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If aliens visit Earth a million years from now, what will they find? Explore the Anthropocene epoch with a hard-hitting video. Viewers examine the changes humankind has made to the planet, how these overshadow events of the past, and...
A Mammoth Undertaking: The Science of De-Extinction!
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If scientists could use biotechnology to bring back extinct species, should it? A thought-provoking video explores the technical and ethical considerations of this question as part of a larger biology playlist. It explains what would be...
Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can We "De-Extinct" Them Both?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
According to a popular movie series, de-extincting ancient species may not be the best idea! But, is it possible? Explore the prospect through a video that is part of a larger playlist covering mammals. The narrator compares the physical...
The Extinction That Never Happened
9 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do scientists define a mass extinction event in the fossil record, and what happens when they are wrong? Scientists find living plants and animals previously believed to be extinct on almost every continent. An engaging video...
Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...
LS4A - Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
6 mins 3rd - 12th
Need help putting together an uncommonly good unit about common ancestry? Check out a video that covers NGSS standard LS4A, Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity. Topics include ways to convey similarities and differences between...
LS2C - Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
7 mins 3rd - 12th
How do ecosystems react to change over time? Show your class how natural and man-made factors affect the organisms in an area using the guidelines in a video about standard LS2C. Topics include biotic and abiotic factors, biodiversity,...
Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct?
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Should cuteness be the top priority in wildlife conservation efforts? Science scholars ponder the process of determining how best to spend conservation dollars in an insightful video. The narrator discusses the strategy of conserving...
How Many Mass Extinctions Have There Been?
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Everyone knows about the extinction of the dinosaurs, but what other mass extinctions have happened? The video explains how scientists define mass extinctions. It offers insight into the debate about the number of mass extinctions as well.
Santa Cruz Island Restoration Narrative
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
What would you be willing to do to save an animal from extinction? After re-viewing a video about the restoration of the Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, individuals adopt the point of view of one of the key players in the debate and...