Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction Part 2: On Land

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What can fossils tell us about periods of extinction? Young scholars interpret fossil layers to make conclusions about changes in life during different geological time periods. They analyze the fossils for abundance and diversity as well as trends.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with part one from the same author to study extinction both in the ocean and on land
  • Provide a geological time scale as a reference during the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must have a solid understanding of reading fossil layers
Pros

  • Includes a detailed answer key
  • Provides options to extend learning
Cons

  • None