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Clues from the Black Sea

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This activity has students apply scientific theory and hypothesis to studies being conducted in the Black Sea. They will discuss the purpose of and theory behind the Black Sea study and use maps to explain the flood theory. Students will also write hypotheses suggesting what certain pieces of evidence might reveal about the Black Sea and the flood. Next, they will read about the researchers' discoveries and list the items they found. Students will conclude by writing plans, pretending they are going to lead the next Black Sea expedition, and hypothesizing what they might find and what those findings might signify. Educational levels: Middle school

Topics: Human geography, Physical geography, Supports National Science Education Standards (NSES): 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes Standards:Evidence, models, and explanation, Supports National Science Education Standards (NSES): 5-8:Content Standard D Earth and Space Science Standards:Earth's history, Supports National Science Education Standards (NSES): 5-8:Content Standard G History and Nature of Science Standards:Science as a human endeavor, Supports National Science Education Standards (NSES): 5-8:Content Standard G History and Nature of Science Standards:Nature of science, Supports National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) standard: The Uses of Geography:How to apply geography to interpret the past
Publisher: National Geographic Society
OAI identifier: oai:dlese.org:DLESE-000-000-003-957
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