Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
Life Science, Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
8
Tags:
  • Bivariate Data
  • Blended Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Fossils
  • Geology
  • Invididual Rotation
  • Math
  • PBL
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Science
  • Station Rotation
  • Technology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Audio, Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Are we causing the earth to be so unhealthy that not even we can survive on it?

    Are we causing the earth to be so unhealthy that not even we can survive on it?

    Overview

    In this problem-based learning module, students will ‘dig’ for fossils in a digital environment, using the advanced graphing techniques of line-of-best-fit and piecewise functions to look for different kinds of trends in the health of the history of the earth.  They will apply this information to their knowledge of the laws of superposition and index fossils to form a complete analysis in the historical health as well as to predict where we are going in the future.

    Section 1

    In this problem-based learning module, students will ‘dig’ for fossils in a digital environment, using the advanced graphing techniques of line-of-best-fit and piecewise functions to look for different kinds of trends in the health of the history of the earth.  They will apply this information to their knowledge of the laws of superposition and index fossils to form a complete analysis in the historical health as well as to predict where we are going in the future.