Events at the K-T Boundary Layer in New Zealand: A Case Study

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In this class activity, students will investigate data on the fossil record at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. They will apply their understanding of geology, meteorology, and related disciplines in order to determine whether or not the fossil record supports a meteorite strike playing a role in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This document contains student handouts; an instructor guide is provided in the accompanying documents.

Events at the K-T Boundary Layer in New Zealand: A Case Study

Discipline:

In this class activity, students will investigate data on the fossil record at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. They will apply their understanding of geology, meteorology, and related disciplines in order to determine whether or not the fossil record supports a meteorite strike playing a role in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This document serves as an instructor guide; student handouts are provided in an accompanying document.

Earth Science Seminar 3

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This document serves as a teaching guide for the third of three seminars in a unit on earth science. This seminar focuses on the relationship between the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary and dinosaur extinctions and encourages review of scale, probability, causation, and correlation. The guide includes an overview and reading list. Related seminar activities and assignment questions are provided in accompanying files.