Life Has a History introduces students to the history of life and how it results in today’s biodiversity.
Getting Into the Fossil Record helps students gain a basic understanding of what a fossil is and how a fossil forms.
Understanding Geologic Time introduces students to geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the geologic time scale.
What Did T. rex Taste Like? provides an introduction to cladistics (a way of organizing living things by common ancestry and evolutionary relationships) and involves students in posing hypotheses about past life based upon evolutionary history.
Adventures at Dry Creek virtually engages students in scientific research. Students join “science mentors” to gather data and interpret direct and indirect evidence to propose multiple hypotheses of what life was like in Montana 60–70 million years ago.
The Evolution of Flight examines evidence from the fossil record, behavior, biomechanics and cladistic analysis to interpret the sequence of events that led to flight in the dinosaur lineage. Students gather, organize and analyze data and then propose hypotheses about the evolution of flight in birds.
The Arthropod Story takes students on an interactive tour through the amazing evolutionary history of arthropods, introducing them to taxonomy, paleontology, natural history and principles of evolution.
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Mrs. Tricia Hozie is a junior high and high school science teacher at Pinnacle Prep School in Texas.