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Dinosaur Extinction / Earthquakes


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0011
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Dinosaur Extinction- How did the dinosaurs become extinct? Host Peggy Knapp travels to El Mimbral, Mexico to work with scientists to uncover answers to this question. She discovers that the KT boundary may hold the key to the mystery. Your students learn what happened to the dinosaurs, why they became extinct, and how scientists uncover information about animals that lived 65 million years ago.

Concepts: Geological periods, fossil remains, ecosystems.

Earthquakes- What causes earthquakes? Host David Heil and scientist Derrick Pitts create their own earthquake to learn what happens inside the Earth's crust. David discovers how scientists measure an earthquake's strength and locate its epicenter. Your students learn what earthquakes are, where they occur most frequently, what triggers them, and how they can be predicted.

Concepts: Earthquakes, Earth forces, plate tectonics, structure of the Earth.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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