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Published in 2016
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...
Grade Level   8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
Learn how experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago. Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, a paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. While you may know about the extinction of large dinosaurs, you might not realize that...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
"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...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn't the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have ocurred throughout the Earth's history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, ad Pritchard give a quick history...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This hands-on activity requires students to """"visit"""" different K-T boundary sites, evaluate the evidence at each site, find these sites on a map, and predict where the crater is located. It tests a diverse set of skills, including mapping, mathematical scaling, and interpretation of mixed...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1997
This report illustrates how dinosaurs may have become extinct as a result of an asteroid impact. Students will better understand the mass extinctions that have been part of the Earth's history. Included are templates for making two paper models, instructions for their assembly, and a discussion of a...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it. Shot on location in Italy, Spain, Texas, Colorado, and North Dakota, the film...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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World Wildlife Day celebrates ad raises awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. The world's wildlife, whether charismatic or lesser known, is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, and development. Poaching and trafficking...
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