• Digging into the Past

     Digging into the past


    Dinosaurs may be gone but how do we know they were here? Come along as we dig into the past.  We will use real fossils live animals to explore how fossils provide evidence that some organisms have gone extinct, and what organisms and  their environments looked like long ago.  

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    5E's Lesson Plan
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    arrow animated Aligned Standards

     Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  MCCRS-RELA & Math
     3.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Environmental Impacts on Organisms

    LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
    • Some kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere. (Note: moved from K-2) (3-LS4-1)
    • Fossils provide evidence about the types of organisms that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments. (3-LS4-1)

    LS4.C: Adaptation
    • For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)

    Cross-cutting Concepts
     Cause and Effect
    Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change. (3-LS2-1),(3-LS4-3) 


    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems
    • Science assumes consistent patterns in natural systems. (3-LS4-1)
    RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect

    Math CC
    MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically. (3-LS4-1).

    2MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.