How Many Mass Extinctions Have There Been?

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Publication Date:2016
Summary:"This video clip is about mass extinctions. In the late 1970s, a scientist by the name of Jack Sepkoski embarked on the most ambitious fossil hunt ever. He created a chart that shows what is today called """"The Big Five Mass Extinctions."""" The chart is still used today by paleontologists, but is looked at with many different views and theories."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:LS4.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-LS4-1; MS-LS4-1; MS-LS4-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; extinction; fossil; high school; history; k-5 geosource; middle school; paleontology
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