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Mystery of Blacktail Canyon

Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
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Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
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  • time icon Est. Time: 60-75 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: Yes

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Topics Covered

  • Great Unconformity
  • Geologic History
  • Layering

Lesson Description

Explore Grand Canyon, AZ using a virtual field trip (VFT). Observe the rock record and what these rocks reveal about the life and environments of the past. Apply investigation techniques to the search for life in the solar system.

Central Question: What is a reason that we send missions to multiple locations on Mars?

Instructional Objective: Construct an explanation for why multiple missions are sent to a variety of locations on planetary bodies to investigate their geologic history and search for signatures of life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Discuss and compare explanations for the observed change in rock patterns and the connections those patterns reveal between the Great Unconformity (earth science) and the Cambrian Explosion (life science).

  • Learning Outcome #2: Investigate the changing geologic patterns of the Grand Canyon and then integrate information from virtual media to make an inference about the processes that occurred here.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Explain the importance of collecting data from multiple sites to piece together the geologic history and evolution of life on a global scale.

Prerequisites

  • Relative age dating

  • Rock types

  • Sedimentary rock

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Released April 2019 | Release Notes


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Topics Covered

  • Great Unconformity
  • Geologic History
  • Layering

Lesson Description

Explore Grand Canyon, AZ using a virtual field trip (VFT). Observe the rock record and what these rocks reveal about the life and environments of the past. Apply investigation techniques to the search for life in the solar system.

Central Question: What is a reason that we send missions to multiple locations on Mars?

Instructional Objective: Construct an explanation for why multiple missions are sent to a variety of locations on planetary bodies to investigate their geologic history and search for signatures of life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Discuss and compare explanations for the observed change in rock patterns and the connections those patterns reveal between the Great Unconformity (earth science) and the Cambrian Explosion (life science).

  • Learning Outcome #2: Investigate the changing geologic patterns of the Grand Canyon and then integrate information from virtual media to make an inference about the processes that occurred here.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Explain the importance of collecting data from multiple sites to piece together the geologic history and evolution of life on a global scale.

Prerequisites

  • Relative age dating

  • Rock types

  • Sedimentary rock

< Back to Lesson details

Previous Versions

Version 0

Released April 2019 | Release Notes


  • First note
  • time icon Est. Time: 60-75 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: Yes

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Lesson Version

Browser Support

Chrome Browser Icon

Chrome
69+

Firefox Browser Icon

Firefox
63+

Safari Browser Icon

Safari
10+