Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction—In the Ocean

This is a part of The Day the Mesozoic Died
Weighing the Evidence for a Mass Extinction—In the Ocean


A hands-on activity in which students see first-hand the difference in foraminifera fossils below and above the K-T boundary. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS4-1, MS-LS2.C, MS-LS4.A, MS-S4.B, MS-LS4.C, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS-LS4.B, HS-LS4.C
NGSS (2013) ESS
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7, CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.C.7, CSS.Math.Practice.MP2, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7, CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.1
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.3.A, 1.A.4, 1.C.1, 2.D.1, 4.A.6, 4.B.3, 4.B.4
IB Biology (2009)
Topic 1, 5.4, D.2, G.1, G.2

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