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Teaching Dinosaurs, extinctions and excitement

Dinosaurs, extinctions and excitement

This Knowledge Set is designed to help students explore causes and effects of extinctions and their impact on the evolution of species on Earth. As students progress through this set, they’ll learn how scientists draw conclusions about dinosaurs and other ancient life forms using fossils as evidence. Students will also learn about factors that have contributed to mass extinctions on Earth, and will analyze the merits of reviving extinct species.

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RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.2 - Main Ideas


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