The pattern of continents/oceans versus the pattern of life on Earth: How can the link between continental patterns and life on Earth be explained

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Summary:This is a modelling task, involving drawing and counting, to enable pupils to visualise the effects of different numbers of continents on global biodiversity. The activity enables pupils to account for the findings in terms of the effects of differing numbers of continents and areas of shallow sea on evolution and extinction.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B; ESS2.E
Subjects: 9-12; activities; biodiversity; earth; earth science; geologic time; geoscience; high school; lesson; model
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