Reflection: Relevance What Did T-Rex Taste Like? - Section 3: Students in Action


The student engagement in this lesson is amazing. At the start of the lesson, I ask students to vote as to whether they think T-Tex tasted more like chicken or tuna. Everyone has an opinion. We talk about how an opinion is only as good as the evidence it is based upon. So how can we collect evidence that supports our opinion? Is it possible?

No student in my classes opted out of this assignment; I had 100% participation. The students saw the activity as relevant, fun and informative! 

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What Did T-Rex Taste Like?

Unit 2: Earth Science
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT work as a cladist and use evidence from a cladogram to answer the question, "What did T-Rex taste like?"

Big Idea: What did T-Rex taste like - chicken or tuna? We can infer what T-Rex might have tasted like by analyzing branching diagrams called cladograms. A cladogram can be used to answer questions based on shared inheritance.

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