This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3.00, as of 2009-06-26.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3
This unit is contains a series of hands-on and minds-on activities for learning about the history of life on Earth. Topics include geological time, radiometric dating, fossils and various mass extinctions. Each lesson includes an introduction, suggested timeline, learning objectives, guiding question(s), materials list, clear procedures, and suggestions for concluding activities. Rubrics are included for the two projects. This unit is intended for middle school or early high school students, but could be adapted for use at a variety of grade levels. These activities are well organized and immediately useful in the classroom using simple, readily accessible materials.
Information - Unit 4: Life on Earth: Past and Present
An introduction to ideas of the beginnings of life, evolution and mass extinctions.