HS-ESS1-6

Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth's formation and early history.

 
14 Lesson(s)
   

Index Fossils & Correlation Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students complete a multi-part lab on figuring out how to correlate rock layers using index fossils and relative dating techniques

 
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Mineral Identification Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students conduct an investigation matching the identity of a mineral to its physical properties.

 
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Crustal Movement & Hotspots Lab

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To understand the concept of continental drift and island formation as a result of plate movement and hotspots, students calculate the rate of movement of the Hawaiian islands during their geologic history

 
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Introduction To Relative Dating

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discuss the differences between relative and absolute dating, and figure out how geologists date rock layers in this introductory lesson

 
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Evolution & Extinction (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the first day of this two-day lesson, students explore the biological history of evolution, and how that related to the geological fossil record

 
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Radioactivity & Half-Life

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the methods and techniques involved in radioactive dating

 
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Early Atmosphere & Fossils

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the early atmosphere and how organisms contributed oxygen via photosynthesis. They also watch a video and do some textual analysis about fossils as remains of living organisms from the past

 
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Geological Sequence Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge to the test as geological detectives placing what happened in what order in the geologic past

 
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Evolution & Extinction (Day 2/2)

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the second part of this two-day lab, students look at the role and presence of extinction in the fossil record, in addition to examining how some major extinctions happen

 
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Stream Features

Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A watershed is a drainage basin that collects all the water falling into a specific area, and there are very specific factors that affect the rate at which water collects in streams, as well as the formation of stream features

 
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Features of Rock Layers

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students identify examples of different rock features for the purposes of determining relative ages in rock strata

 
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Interpreting Geologic Bedrock in New York State

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use the map in their Earth Science Reference Table(s) to explore and examine the geologic history of New York State

 
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Unit Assessment

Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, I give an overview on how I plan for, implement, and analyze assessment data from my class. We start with assessment creation - how do you (or where do you) come up with questions, and how do you organize them to make a cohesive assessment?

 
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Radioactivity Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Radioactive decay is a process of observing recurring half-lives in radioactive substances, and this process can be modeled directly by using (delicious) M&Ms to represent the process of radioactive decay.

 
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