Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

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This delightful animated adventure explains one of the greatest geological events in the history of the earth: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. When two children embark on a geology field trip, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents.


Grade Level: 3-8
LINK: SCIENCE CLASS: EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS, GRADES 45

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grade 3

(SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

(SI-E-A2) Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

(SI-E-A2) Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

(ESS-E-A1) (ESS-E-A5) Recognize and describe that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals

(ESS-E-A1) Describe earth processes that have affected selected physical features in students’ neighborhoods (e.g., rusting, weathering, erosion)

(ESS-E-A5) Compare and group common rocks according to their characteristics (i.e., igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary)

(ESS-E-A6) (ESS-E-A1)Identify and compare the components found in soil

(ESS-E-A7) Identify characteristics of selected fossils and explain how fossil records are used to learn about the past

 

Grade 4

 (SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

(SI-E-A2) Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

(SI-E-A2) Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

(ESS-E-A1) Recognize that sedimentary rocks are composed of particles that result from weathering and erosion (e.g., sandstones, conglomerates)

(ESS-E-A2) Explain how unequal heating of Earth’s land and water affects climate and weather by using a model

(ESS-E-A1) (ESS-E-A5) Demonstrate and explain how Earth’s surface is changed as a result   of slow and rapid processes (e.g., sand dunes, canyons, volcanoes, earthquakes)

 

Grade 5

(SI-M-A1) Generate testable questions about objects, organisms, and events that can be answered through scientific investigation

(SI-M-A1) Use a variety of sources to answer questions

(SI-M-A4)Identify patterns in data to explain natural events

(ESS-M-A5) Identify common rocks and minerals and explain their uses and economic significance

(ESS-M-B3) Estimate the range of time over which natural events occur (e.g., lightning in seconds, mountain formation over millions of years)

 

Grade 6

 (SI-M-A1) Generate testable questions about objects, organisms, and events that can be answered through scientific investigation

(SI-M-A1) Use a variety of sources to answer questions

(SI-M-A4)Identify patterns in data to explain natural events

(PS-M-A3) Compare physical and chemical changes

 

Grade 7

(SI-M-A1) Generate testable questions about objects, organisms, and events that can be answered through scientific investigation

(SI-M-A1) Use a variety of sources to answer questions

(SI-M-A4)Identify patterns in data to explain natural events

 

Grade 8

(ESS-M-A1) Identify and describe the four density layers of Earth

(ESS-M-A2) Explain the historical development of the theories of plate tectonics, including continental drift and sea-floor spreading  

(ESS-M-A3) Identify the edges of plate boundaries as likely areas of earthquakes and volcanic action

(ESS-M-A3) Describe the processes responsible for earthquakes and volcanoes and identify the effects of these processes (e.g., faulting, folding)

(ESS-M-A5) Compare the physical characteristics of rock and mineral specimens to observe that a rock is a mixture of minerals

(ESS-M-A6)Describe how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form and change in the rock cycle

(ESS-M-A11) Describe and illustrate the layers of Earth’s atmosphere

 


  
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