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Grades 6-8

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Classroom Activity

Create a Timeline of Earth

Did you know Stegosaurus became extinct 66 million years before T. rex walked the Earth? Explore the planet's diverse eras and periods.

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Article

Jade Hunter (Science World)

Jade has been treasured around the world for thousands of years. Travel to Guatemala with an AMNH curator looking for the source of Olmec jade.

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Article

Wild Weather Birds

When AMNH scientist Felicity Arengo heads out to observe flamingos in the wild, she needs far more than sunscreen. Travel with her to the Altiplano of South America, one of the harshest places on Earth, to meet the unusual birds that call it home.

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New York Water Story

Millions of gallons of water flow through New York City’s water system each day. Where does it all come from? And where does it all go? Take an interactive journey to find out.

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Curriculum Materials

The Dinosaur Name Game

Dream up a dinosaur that you wish had once walked the Earth. Then flesh out everything from its stature and scientific name to its eating habits and parenting behavior.

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Curriculum Materials

Dinosaur Teeth

When it comes to dinosaurs, teeth are the windows to these prehistoric reptiles' stomachs—and the different foods that filled them. Examine dinosaur choppers, strippers, grinders, and rippers.

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Classroom Activity

Calculate Horsepower

Most car enthusiasts can tell you the horsepower of their favorite vehicle. But what does that measurement really mean? And what does it have to do with horses? Find out with this mathematical challenge.

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Classroom Activity

Compare Hoof and Tooth Fossils

More than 35 million years ago, horses thrived in wet forests. Take a close look at horse fossils to see what paleontologists can learn from studying an extinct animal’s bones and teeth.

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Classroom Activity

It's Aliiive--Or Is It?

Scientists have found life everywhere they've looked on Earth—even at the bottom of the ocean, where conditions are extreme. Investigate one deep sea vent's thriving ecosystem.

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Is it Alive?

Despite extreme temperatures and the absence of sunlight, you can find a variety of life on the ocean floor. Take a look at the amazing organisms that thrive in this unlikely environment.

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