Reflection: Lesson Planning Extinction Of the Dinosaurs - Section 1: Warm-up

 

While I like to begin lessons based on the knowledge that students come in with, I realize that some people would rather students use research to determine the main theories of the extinction event. While I will have students look into other theories at the end of the lesson, you may want to begin the lesson in that manner.

To do this, UCMP Berkeley's The Great Mystery is a great resource (see the video in the activity section to see how I use this with my students). However, don't feel as though you need to give students resources at this point. If you allow students to find the information on their own, it provides them the opportunity to determine the quality of the resource and the information contained within.  

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  Lesson Planning: Another Possible Beginning
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Extinction Of the Dinosaurs

Unit 6: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lesson 9 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify and explain how scientists use fossils and rock strata to determine how the dinosaurs went extinct.

Big Idea: Continuing to tap into the high interest in dinosaurs, students learn how scientists can read the rocks of the Earth to determine its history.

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