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Story of Complex Animals

Story of Complex Animals
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Story of Complex Animals
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  • time icon Est. Time: 20-30 min20-30 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: Yes

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Topics Covered

  • The Story of Life
  • Extinction
  • Fossils
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Dichotomous Key

Lesson Description

Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore the third chapter in the Australia.

Central Question: What does the rock record tell us about the search for life in the universe?

Instructional Objective: Construct an argument about the constraints and limitations regarding the search for life in the universe using evidence from Earth’s rock record.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Explain how scientists piece together the story of life from the fossil record.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Construct an argument that explains the significance of the K-Pg boundary and the evidence contained in Hell Creek that demonstrates the significance of this boundary.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Construct an explanation for what evidence points to the existence of stromatolites in North Pole Dome, Australia and how they are significant in the story of life on Earth.

Prerequisites

  • Photosynthesis

  • Rock Cycle

  • Natural Selection

  • Adaptation

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Lesson Description

Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore the third chapter in the Australia.

Central Question: What does the rock record tell us about the search for life in the universe?

Instructional Objective: Construct an argument about the constraints and limitations regarding the search for life in the universe using evidence from Earth’s rock record.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Explain how scientists piece together the story of life from the fossil record.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Construct an argument that explains the significance of the K-Pg boundary and the evidence contained in Hell Creek that demonstrates the significance of this boundary.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Construct an explanation for what evidence points to the existence of stromatolites in North Pole Dome, Australia and how they are significant in the story of life on Earth.

Prerequisites

  • Photosynthesis

  • Rock Cycle

  • Natural Selection

  • Adaptation

  • time icon Est. Time: 20-30 min20-30 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: Yes

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Browser Support

Chrome Browser Icon

Chrome
46+

Edge Browser Icon

Edge
15+

Firefox Browser Icon

Firefox
42+

Safari Browser Icon

Safari
8+

Topics Covered

  • The Story of Life
  • Extinction
  • Fossils
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Dichotomous Key