Fellows' Lessons: Anthropology: Paleoecology & Changing Environments

Title: Paleoecology & Changing Environments

Overview: In
this activity, students complete three stages of a “Research Cycle” as
they work to explain how environments change over a period of time and
what possible reasons might explain those changes.
Grade Level: Grades 6-8

Author: Lydia Pyne

Science as Inquiry
1SC-E1:Defend conclusions drawn from analysis
1SC-E2:Construct a model that demonstrates change within a system
Describe variables that cause change
Explain cause and effect of variables within a system
1SC-E3:Construct a representation of data
Interpret patterns in collected data
History and Nature of Science
2SC-E3:Analyze different theories to explain a phenomenon
Defend or refute the explanation of a phenomenon
2SC-E4:Describe scientific processes: observing, relating, inferring, applying, etc.
Earth and Space Science
6SC-E3:Compare and contrast the life and environmental conditions within
geologic time periods.





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