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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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How Old Is Illinois?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Fossil Kit I - Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a 14-page lesson plan that deftly outlines a wonderful educational experience for your youngsters. In it, young scholars learn about a variety of animals that have left behind clues of their existence in fossil form. Many...
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Archeologists For a Day

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners listen to a reading about fossils and go on a hunt for items with fossil characteristics.  In this cross curricular fossil instructional activity, students will examine their fossil finds and create a graphic organizer. ...
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Fossils and Lithologic Units

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive...
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Charles Darwin (Part 2)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two of this entertaining series looks at Darwin's visit to the Galapagos, his return home, and his determination to support his theories with evidence. What fun!
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The Dino Mummy, A Tour of the Body

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Casey Gardener takes your class to meet Leonardo, one of the most intact dinosaur mummies ever found. A prominent paleontologist takes you on a tour of the dinosaur's body, showing how fossils and mummies can tell the story of life as it...
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Finding Dinosaurs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explorer Evan hosts this episode of "Our World" as he describes what a paleontologist does and how NASA helps these scientists work using remote sensing. Perfect for your first through third graders, this five-minute video shows the many...
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Fossil Record Mystery

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Watch how paleontologists scour the Gobi Desert to find fossils that fill in a gap in the fossil record. How big did dinosaurs get during the Jurassic period? Get your class thinking about these questions and more with this short clip....
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Evolution of Giant Whales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that there is a place in Egypt called The Valley of Whales? Bascilisaurs fossils can be found all over the Egyptian desert! They were over 12 meters long and evolved into the modern day whale. We see how animators and...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Continue your exploration of the origin of life with part three of this wonderful five-part series. This episode examines Precambrian fossils found in the Berges Shale. Watch this video to find out the value of this discovery to...
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What is a Dino Mummy?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Excite your class with this clip that describes one of the most interesting dinosaur finds ever. Found by a high school student, a completely articulated mummified hadrosaur was uncovered in the high deserts of North Dakota. Why are...
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Fossil Hunting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ever wonder what a paleontologist does, or have a little learner yearning to know everything about fossil hunters? This comprehensive video shows what paleontologists do and why they do it. Get your kids thinking about the wonders of a...
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 3/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Thermophiles and other microbes give hints as to how life can continue in extreme temperatures. Fossils in the Namibian Desert are relatively undisturbed and offer other keys to life. Your biology and earth science classes will want to...
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I Dig Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the process of fossil removal and the naming of dinosaurs. They participate in a "fossil dig" involving cookies, create new dinosaur names, and create a picture of a dinosaur they name.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of...
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Discovering Fossils

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore fossils. In this fossils geology lesson plan, students use tools to reveal embedded "fossils" (made with plaster of Paris by the teacher-instructions included), then describe and illustrate their findings.
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Fossil Find

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners investigate the practice of digging for fossils. They participate in a mock dig of fossils using real bones and other artifacts. Then students dig through sand in order to go through the simulation. Learners make observations...
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Fossil Kit II

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Youngsters examine four fossil replicas and chart their time periods, vertebrate or invertebrate, and the names of other organisms living at the same time. A specific fossil kit is available for sale if you do not have the same samples....
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Third Grade Science

For Students 3rd
In this science activity, 3rd graders answer multiple choice questions about measurement, plants, water, fossils, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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Biology Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Play Jeopardy as you review what might possibly be an entire year's high school biology course! The vast variety of questions requires that you read through the slides to make sure that they all relate to your curriculum. You could make...