The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide

The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
The Story of the Earth - Nat. Geo. Movie Guide
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NGSSMS-LS4-4
NGSSMS-LS4-2
NGSSMS-LS1-4
NGSSMS-LS1-1
NGSSMS-LS4-1
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I used this movie viewing guide for the excellent Nat. Geo. video on The Story of the Earth: Historical look at the formation of the planet/solar system/moon through time to where life sparked on the planet, as well as several mass extinctions, and evolution of organisms.

This worksheet is 2-sided and organized by time, mya, that matches up with the video as time moves from 4.6 bya to present.

Students will draw conclusions, determine how the Earth formed, as well as describe key points in the history of the Earth, and wrapping up Earth Science, and going into life and evolution as an introduction to Life Science. This is the perfect bridge between Earth and Life science in the Middle school setting.

Students will fill in the blank, and write open-ended complete sentence answers throughout the 30 question video guide that accompanies the excellent Nat Geo documentary.

Now with ANSWER KEY and link to make a copy to your Google Drive to edit as you see fit!

Please also see a similar listing on my tPt page with a link to the documentary video!!

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NGSSMS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
NGSSMS-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. Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.
NGSSMS-LS1-4
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively. Examples of behaviors that affect the probability of animal reproduction could include nest building to protect young from cold, herding of animals to protect young from predators, and vocalization of animals and colorful plumage to attract mates for breeding. Examples of animal behaviors that affect the probability of plant reproduction could include transferring pollen or seeds, and creating conditions for seed germination and growth. Examples of plant structures could include bright flowers attracting butterflies that transfer pollen, flower nectar and odors that attract insects that transfer pollen, and hard shells on nuts that squirrels bury.
NGSSMS-LS1-1
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living cells, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.
NGSSMS-LS4-1
Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past. Emphasis is on finding patterns of changes in the level of complexity of anatomical structures in organisms and the chronological order of fossil appearance in the rock layers. Assessment does not include the names of individual species or geological eras in the fossil record.
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