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Chapter 6 - Earth Yesterday and Today

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Unit C - Changes on Earth

Chapter 6 - Earth Yesterday and Today

Learn how paleontologists are unlocking the secrets of Earth's history through the study of rocks and ancient fossils. Examine how life on this planet has changed over millions of years

Make-Your-Own-Dino-Stationery

Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Dino Stationery

Type your notes next to T. rex, send letters via Diatryma, or let Gondwanatitan deliver your message. Just add your name and address to these colorful stationery files. 

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What Do You Know about Paleontology?

How much do you know about the Age of Dinosaurs? Brush the dust and other sediment off your brain, and test your paleontology knowledge with this interactive quiz.

Meet-the-PaleontOLogists

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Meet the PaleontOLogists

If you dig dinosaurs, then you need to meet these OLogists. Find out what cool stuff Anna, Max, Reva, and Mark have uncovered while following their curiosity. 

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Going Going Gone

Today, species are becoming extinct—disappearing from our planet—at a faster rate than ever before. What's behind this increase, and what can be done to slow or stop it? 

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Hands-on Activity

Endangered Species Game

Roll snake eyes, and you're on your way to survival. Land on the extinct box, though, and you're gone. Kaput. Finis. In this board game, your very survival is at stake! 

Going-Gobi

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Going Gobi

Who would travel halfway around the world to spend the summer in a desert where brutal sandstorms and surprise flash floods are on the itinerary? Meet Mike and Mark, who've made the trek annually since 1990. 

Buried-Bones

Hands-on Activity

Buried Bones

The next time you have chicken, don't throw out the bones—bury them in plaster of Paris. Then, scrape by scrape, see firsthand the challenges archaeologists face when excavating fossils.

Drawing-Dinos

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Drawing Dinos

Ever wonder how scientists can look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like? Learn their five-step trick. Then, bring a Stegosaurus skeleton to life. 

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