Type:

Other

Description:

In this lesson, students experience the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. This experience also reveals how scientists can make predictions about past events based on the theory that whales evolved from certain groups of early land mammals. Such predictions suggest the age and location of sediments where fossils of early whales would most likely be found and even their traits. This lesson also provides confirmation, with multiple independent lines of evidence, that there is a series of intermediate forms showing a gradual accumulation of changes that link certain terrestrial mammal groups with modern whales.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_dlese.org,Space Science,Physical sciences,Social Sciences,History of science,Biology,Geology,Life Science,Astronomy,Science,Natural history,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003225903622T,Paleontology,History and philosophy of science,High School,Earth science,Geoscience,Space sciences

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

Collections:

None
This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
'NR' - This resource has not been rated
NR
'NR' - This resource has not been rated

This resource has not yet been reviewed.

Not Rated Yet.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467