A lesson in which students read a passage and answer questions about the information presented, testing their non-fiction reading comprehension.
Appropriate for: high school physics, chemistry, and earth science (all levels)
This lesson serves as an extension to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute short film The Day the Mesozoic Died. It provides an opportunity for students to learn about how planets in our solar system formed and why the element iridium is so rare in Earth’s crust. This lesson requires students to read a passage and answer questions about the information presented, testing their non-fiction reading comprehension.
NGSS (April 2013)
HS-ESS1.A, HS-ESS1.B, HS - ESS1.C, HS-ESS2.A, HS-PS1.A
Common Core (2010 )
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-12.1