The following webquest is used to introduce students to the topic of paleontology, Earth's vast history, and mass extinctions. The webquest walks students through time.
Students will explore the major mass extinctions, the rise of early organisms, and how the biodiversity of life on Earth began. Students will use simulations, videos articles, and online resources to complete the assignment.
The assignment is aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
MS-LS4-2: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
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