Shark Teeth Forensics: Case Studies

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Organization:Students Discover
Summary:In this extensive sixth grade 17-day lesson students will travel to the Aurora Fossil Museum in North Carolina to hunt for fossils and visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Students will be real scientists throughout the project, taking all steps scientists do when working to answer a specific question. This project engages students in constant research as they work in groups. It integrates all subjects, just like researchers in their field do, including science, math, social studies, ELA, and technology.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A; ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; activities; fossil; middle school; north carolina; oceans; paleontology; research; stem
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