Ancient North American Inland Seas
Introduction: This activity focuses on the Ancient Inland Seas of North America. This includes geologic forces, fossils, prehistoric animals, and comparison and contrast with today’s North America.
Rotation 1Rotation 2Rotation 3
WHEREClassroomBreak-out RoomOutside
WHOTeacher and 7th and 8th GradersTeacher and Aide7th and 8th Grade Student Teachers
MATERIALSVideo, Slide ShowCardboard squares, salt dough, templates, water colorTBD
WHATVideo and slide show introductionComparison and creation of today and ancient inland seas.Game
Support for differentiation: (ie visual, auditory, written instructions, peer helper, grouping, modifications for different grades)
Auditory learning, hands-on activity, parent and peer helpers.
NGSS Alignment
Full, more detailed outline of standards & progressions → NGSS Progressions
Earth Science
ESS1.C The history of planet Earth
ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
ESS3.D Global climate change