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Explorations Through Time
This is a series of interactive modules that explore the history of life on Earth, while focusing on the processes of science. Each module contains suggested lesson plans and an extensive teacher's guide. In addition, each module has a suggested grade level and an adaptable grade level.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2002 by the Regents of the University of California, all rights reserved. All materials appearing on the UCMP Web Servers may not be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-920
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Form and function
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Life cycles of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
        • Characteristics / changes in populations
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Reproduction and heredity
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Of California Museum of Paleontology