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+ ward ' s science Page 1 What Killed the Dinosaurs? Submitted by Russell H. Recommended Grade Level(s): Appropriate for: Grades 9 – 12 Teaching Topics & Concepts: Biology/Diversity & Evolution Florida Standards: SC.912.L.15.3: Describe how biological diversity is increased by the origin of new species and how it is decreased by the natural process of extinction. SC.912.N.1.1: Define a problem based on a specific body of knowledge, for example: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/ space science. LAFS.910.RST.3.9: Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts. Materials: What Killed the Dinosaurs Handout Step-by-Step Procedure: 1. Lesson Introduction Much time is spent learning about life's past when you pursue a degree in biology. However, very little effort is placed into this subject at the secondary level. Most secondary students are interested in dinosaurs, which provides motivation to study this topic. Additionally, the idea of mass extinctions is important in today's world as many experts predict that we are on the verge of a 6th mass extinction, this time caused in large part by humans. 2. Introduction a. The teacher says, "Today we are going to learn about a topic that most of you love, Dinosaurs! Although we do not learn that much about them in class, if you become a biologist considerable time is spent learning all about them. We will be using a learning model called a webquest. In using this tool, you will work in groups of three (CR) to answer the question, What killed the dinosaurs (UDL 9.1)? To solve this mystery, you must go on a quest, back in time to the Cretaceous Period. Be careful, hungry velociraptors may be around any corner! You will examine online resources to answer the question, What killed the dinosaurs?" This content is being brought to you by the Ward's World, Science By You program. This program brings lesson and classroom activity ideas directly from science teachers around the nation right to you. From best practices to activities, Science by You offers inspiration for every subject and every grade level. Interested in sharing your own content? Learn how today. PMS200 Black 70% Cool Gray 10 Black Astra Regular get for free from dafont.com

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