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Fossil Patterns of Diversity/Extinction Bell Ringer

Published on 01/15/2014

Activity Overview

This Science Nspired Bell Ringer introduces the topic of Fossil Patterns of Diversity/Extinction by discussing how scientists study the changes in species over time.  The Bell Ringer is a TI-Nspire PublishView™ document.

About the Lesson

This Science Nspired Bell Ringer introduces the topic of Fossil Patterns of Diversity/Extinction to students. In the Bell Ringer video, scientists discuss the use of computer models to study how the body shape of animals changed over time and how modern day organisms like emus share many similarities with extinct dinosaurs. Students are then asked to answer questions based on the short video segment shown.

The Bell Ringer is PublishView™ document (.tnsp), ideal for large group instruction using TI-Nspire software and a projection device. This Bell Ringer contains a video which may increase the time to download.