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The Evolution of Dinosaurs Over Geologic Time
High schoolers combine their knowledge of evolution, geologic time, and dinosaurs into a discussion of how these three topics overlap with regard to dinosaur evolution in the Cretaceous period.
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Worksheet: How Do We Know How Old Earth Is?
A short reading passage about types of evidence used to estimate Earth's age is provided before giving junior geologists a research assignment. They define petrology, stratigraphy, and paleoontology. They describe the job of a geologist...
6th - 9th Science
Geology and the World Trade Center
What is the Manhattan Schist and what has it to do with the events of 9/11? As part of an examination of New York's World Trade Center, groups research how the geology of Manhattan influenced skyscraper construction.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
Warm Up: When Modern Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids
Upper graders or entry college level learners use the provided article links to answer three questions regarding early modern human behavior. They compose short essay responses that accommodate each part of the overarching question,...
12th - Higher Ed Science