California State Science Content Standards:
This Webquest covers the following 9 standards:
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3c "...Fossil and comparative anatomy provide a basis
for the theory of evolution."
3d "...Classsify living and fossil organisms by shared derived
3e "Extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes
and the adaptive
of a species are insufficient for its survival."
4b "The history of life on Earth has been disrupted by major
catastrophic events, such as
eruptions or the impact of an asteroid."
4c "...Rocks are often found in layers with the oldest generally
on the bottom."
4d "Evidence from geologic layers and radioactive dating indicate
the Earth is
approximately 4.6 billion
years old, and that life has existed for more than 3 billion years."
4e "Fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental
conditions have changed."
4f "Movements of the Earth's continental and oceanic plates
through time, with associated
changes in climate and
geographical connections, have affected the past and present
distribution of organisms."
4g "...Explain significant developments and extinctions of
plant and animal life on the geologic
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Students may use this webquest as an introduction into dinosaurs
and fossils, or as an activity to enhance and
underscore the information you have presented to them in class. Computer
is very helpful, however,
this webquest will lead even beginners through the steps of effectively
navigating the Web.
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions.
Presentations -PowerPoint, student created diorama of "Then and Now",
Presentations -PowerPoint, student created web pages that demonstrate
mastery of concepts.
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