In this activity, students read several articles on specific ages of the Earth and the mass extinction events which concluded them. The articles discuss the time period, types of life present, and the causes and consequences of the mass extinction event. Students then identify important information and answer questions.
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Examining Mass Extinctions on Earth (.DOC)
Periods, Life, Tectonics, and Paleoclimates (.DOC)
Mass Extinctions (.DOC)
In this lesson, students use reasoning and cut-out landmasses to reassemble the continents as they appeared in the distant past. Includes teacher plan and student handout.
Continental Drift Map Activity
In this activity, students use paper models to understand how seafloor spreading and alternating magnetic poles record evidence of plate tectonics.
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A Model of Seafloor Spreading