EARTH 501
Controversies in the Earth Sciences

Teaching and learning about mass extinctions

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Let's take some time to reflect on what we've covered in this lesson!

Teaching/Learning Discussion Activity

Directions

For this activity, I want you to reflect on what we've covered in this lesson and to consider how you might adapt these materials to your own classroom. Since this is a discussion activity, you will need to enter the discussion forum more than once in order to read and respond to others' postings. This discussion is scheduled to run during the last week of this lesson.

Submitting your work

  1. Enter the "Teaching and Learning About Mass Extinctions" discussion forum
  2. Post your thoughts about and reflections on this lesson. What content was new? What science skills did you think I was trying to emphasize? What are some of the ways you teach these skills?
  3. Read postings by other EARTH 501 students, too, and respond to at least one other posting by asking for clarification, asking a follow-up question, expanding on what has already been said, etc.

Grading criteria

You will be graded on the quality of your participation. Please see the rubric for teaching/learning discussions.