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A Mammoth Undertaking: The Science of De-Extinction!
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If scientists could use biotechnology to bring back extinct species, should it? A thought-provoking video explores the technical and ethical considerations of this question as part of a larger biology playlist. It explains what would be...
The Extinction That Never Happened
9 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do scientists define a mass extinction event in the fossil record, and what happens when they are wrong? Scientists find living plants and animals previously believed to be extinct on almost every continent. An engaging video...
Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can We "De-Extinct" Them Both?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
According to a popular movie series, de-extincting ancient species may not be the best idea! But, is it possible? Explore the prospect through a video that is part of a larger playlist covering mammals. The narrator compares the physical...
Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction: Part 1 – In the Ocean
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewExtinction events have happen throughout geologic history, but only five mass extinctions occurred over the last 4.5 billion years. Scholars view fossils from a layer of sediment during an extinction event and observe patterns to draw...
Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewFrom the top of the food chain to extinction, follow the life of the megalodon! An episode in the PBS Eon series describes the evolution of the ancient species and its eventual extinction. The narrator discusses the fossil evidence and...
Biodiversity and Extinction Vulnerability - De-Natured
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Science benefits everyone, so why is the language in journal articles so difficult to understand? The third video in the four-part series on Biodiversity breaks down a journal article so everyone understands the content. The article...
How Many Mass Extinctions Have There Been?
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Everyone knows about the extinction of the dinosaurs, but what other mass extinctions have happened? The video explains how scientists define mass extinctions. It offers insight into the debate about the number of mass extinctions as well.
A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon
6th - 12th
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams,...
Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...