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Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

 
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Evidence for Evolution - Fossil Record

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Through the exploration of Biodiversity, Geologic Time, Paleoecology, and Past Lives students begin to understand the evidence for evolution.

 
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Fossil Record Experience

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Careful observation of the fossil record provides evidence for evolution.

 
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Cladistics

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Derived characteristics in organisms may be used to determine evolutionary relationships

 
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Using Cladograms

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Cladograms are much more than pretty pictures. They can be used to answer questions such as, "What did a T-Rex taste like?"

 
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Researching Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students use the Website "Fossils for Kids" to find out some fantastic facts about how fossils tell us that the earth has changed.

 
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Evolution - A Ten-Day Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students take control of their own learning.

 
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What Did T-Rex Taste Like?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
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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Getting Into the Fossil Record

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do organisms become fossils? Is there a fossil record for every organism that every lived?

 
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The Great Fossil Find - Working as a Paleontologist

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What we know and understand about the past can change as we discover new information.

 
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Stories from the Fossil Record

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Fossils are much more than fun collectibles. They are clues into the past!

 
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Say What? A Whale is a Mammal

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn about the fossil record, the primary type of evidence scientists use to piece together the history of life and to support and refine the theory of evolution.

 
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Using Movies VS Watching Movies: The Origins of Birds

8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students gain understanding of the fossil evidence that has led scientists to determine that birds descended from dinosaurs while improving their ability use observations to make inferences.

 
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What Do You Mean I Can Learn From a Fossil?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What we can learn from fossils? Dig 'em up, put 'em together, figure it out.

 
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Making Inferences From Fossils

8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students put their ability to interpret fossil evidence to the test as they attempt to describe characteristics of a fossilized specimen.

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Geologic Time - Evidence for Evolution

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how the geologic time scale is evidence for evolution.

 
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