The Day the Mesozoic Died

Summary

The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it. 

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(Duration: 33 min 43 sec)
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Tips From Teachers

“My BioClub sponsored a screening of the film, The Day the Mesozoic Died. To drum up excitement for the event, we had posted different K-T boundary sites throughout the school from the activity Finding the Crater. After the film, we had a contest: the first group of students to record data from the sites, correctly map them, and locate the impact crater, received a free pizza. The event was a great success and the unexpected bonus was the many students who then joined the BioClub! Who does not love dinosaurs and huge explosions!?” -- Cindy Gay (Steamboat Springs High School, CO)

Curriculum Connections:

  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 10
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1.a, 1.A.1.b, 1.A.1.c, 1.A.1.d, 1.A.1.e, 1.A.2.a, 1.A.2.b, 1.A.2.c, 1.A.4.a, 1.A.4.b

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