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Earth’s history: The age of reptiles

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Subject Science — Biology, Crosscutting Concepts, Earth and Space Science, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity
Attributes Good for Parents
Standards Alignment
Achieve, NGA Center/CCSSO

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This lesson contains 3D models. Some of them are available after a free registration to the Lifeliqe app.

NGSS and CCSS aligned.

The lesson is dedicated to the history of life on the Earth in the Mesozoic period.

• Discussion
• Lecture
• Presentation project

The principal learning objectives are:
• Learn about the evolution and development of Earth and of the life forms which have inhabited it since its creation.

• Understand the factors which have contributed to the formation of the environments on Earth over its history.

• Observe the mutual influence of living nature on Earth’s systems.


Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work [e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare]”).
Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning”).
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth's systems and life on Earth.
Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth's systems and life on Earth.


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