Mesozoic Era for Middle School: Geologic Time Lesson 4

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Mike in the Middle School
Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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NOTE: This lesson is designed and tested for mainstreamed middle school science classroom of 24 students meeting daily for 40 minutes.

Topics Covered

  • Mesozoic Era
  • Triassic Period
  • Jurassic Period
  • Cretaceous Period
  • Angiosperm
  • Gymnosperm
  • K-T Event

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  • Editable Lesson Presentation:14 slides
  • Recorded Online Lesson: 5:16 minutes
  • Editable Incomplete Notes: 2 pages with answer key
  • Printable Practice and Concept Pages: 6 pages with answer key
  • Google Interactive File :1 pages with answer key
  • Editable Discussion Prompt with Short Answers
  • Teacher guide with help 10 tutorial videos
  • Online Quizizz Review Questions 10 self grading questions.
  • External Reading Resource to Supplement Lesson

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Lesson 2 Major Extinctions

Lesson 3 Early Earth History

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Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).


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