Mass Extinctions: Lessons from the Past

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Link to Resource: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mass-extinctions/id1087203609?ls=1&mt=13&utm_source=BioInteractive%20News&utm_campaign=5e3814f295-Special_Mass_Extinctions_iBook
Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
Grade Level:
8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Publication Date:2016
Summary:At least five times in Earth's history, environmental catasprophes have caused a majority of species to go extinct. These so called mass extinctions are potent examples of hwat can happen in the face of rapid environmental change. This book showcases the work of HHMI BioInteractive, including interactive graphics, animations, and videos, designed to examine the evidence and causes of mass extinctions and what we can learn about how humans are affecting the planet. This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 6; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:LS4.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-LS4-1; MS-LS4-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: climate change; environment; extinction
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