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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Discovering Earth's History
Description: This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Science of Mummies     
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students explore how technological advances can lead to advances in scientific knowledge. They focus specifically on how new technologies are advancing the study of mummies.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: Tut Technology     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore what historical and recent research have revealed about King Tut in an effort to solve the mystery of how he died. They then learn more about how new technology is helping scientists clarify the circumstances surrounding Tut's death. Additionally, they discuss how ancient Egyptians used and advanced the technology present at the time to preserve information about their culture that has lasted for generations. They create a timeline depicting important discoveries in the history of Tut research and note different technology used to explore Tut's tomb, both in the past and through the future. Finally, they consider ways in which modern society is preserving clues about our culture through modern technological advances.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Informational Materials


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Fighting Crime With Bugs
http://news.national...
This National Geographic news article is an interview on forensic entomology with M. Lee Goff, chairman of the forensic science department at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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CSI: Web Adventures
http://forensics.ric...
Learning the steps of crime scene investigating.

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CSI: The Experience
http://forensics.ric...
The Experience provides practice using bloodstain pattern analysis, many investigative tools and techniques, DNA collection and analysis, DNA fingerprinting, fingerprinting, ballistics, basic anthropology, basic pathology and analysis of hair, fiber, glass,m soil and chemicals. Flash Player is required.

Learning Activities


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CSI: Web Adventures
http://forensics.ric...
Learning the steps of crime scene investigating.

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