Home


eLibrary


Store

Log In
Email:
Password:

Forgot password?
Click here

Sign up
Subscribe to Newsletter
Email:  

3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #268
Lafayette, CA 94549
510.635.8033
Fax 866.383.4570
info@my-ecoach.com

Contact Us


Partners:













You are here arrow Home arrow eLibrary



Add to My LockerWeb Site
Adventures at Dry Creek

In this interactive web-based module students conduct a simulated field study at a fossil dig in Montana.

This lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Fossils provide evidence of past life.
  • Scientists pose, test, and revise hypotheses based on research outcomes.
  • Scientific ideas are developed through reasoning.
  • Scientists use multiple lines of evidence to study life over time.
  • Scientists use fossils to learn about past life.
This module will take about 3-4 periods.


Published by UC Museum of Paleontology in 1994-2006

• Click here for this Web Site
Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Data
Evidence
Evolution
Fossils
Paleontology


Vocabulary
paleontology, stratigraphy, geology, and fossils


Essential Question(s)
1. What were past environments like?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is a paleontologist?
2. What do they study?
3. What types of questions intrigue them?
4. How are topographic maps used by paleontologists?
5. What other types of maps might be useful?
6. What constitutes good field notes?
7. Why is taking good field notes important?

Extension and Activities
1. Keep a class journal of your notes while you go through the adventure.


"love My eCoach because it helps me so much in building units of study for my class. Now more than ever, this wonderful community will be my constant helper because I am a technology teacher for two elementary schools. I use the Universal builder a lot, and plan to use the survey builder very soon as well. I became a member when I was in my teaching credential program, and I loved it so much that I made a membership for my sister in Brazil (she loves it too).

Through the years, My eCoach has been here and it is strong and better than ever by providing an incredible support to teachers all over the world! Every time I receive a newsletter from Barbara my heart sings because I know she cares about all the teachers who rely on her website and community to excel in their teaching career. I say it because I rely on her and this site!

Thank you My eCoach for being here for me!"



pictureChristiane Brossi
ELL/Foreign Language Teacher
San Franscisco USD - San Francisco, CA






My eCoach® 1999-2014, all rights reserved
Division of Computer Strategies, LLC
Terms of Use • Privacy Policy • Contact Us • Get Firefox • Site Map
About • Examples • News • Membership • eCoaching • FAQ • Tell a Friend • Contribute