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Each of these curriculum-aligned investigations includes a series of activities that can be used as designed or adapted to fit your students’ needs. The instructional guides will provide tips on pacing, implementation, and curriculum alignment of each investigation. Use one or use them all! Click on the investigations below to take a closer look.

Triceratops
Traits

Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades

Investigations:
Estimated Time:
How did Triceratops evolve?
 
3-5 class periods
 
 

 

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Investigating
Artifacts

Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades

Investigations:
Estimated Time:
How do synthetic materials impact society? Case Study: Ceramics
2-3 class periods
What do the artifacts from Range Creek tell us about the people who lived there?
2-3 class periods

 

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Change in the Uinta
Mountains

Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades

Investigations:
Estimated Time:
What’s killing these trees?
2-3 class periods
Who wins and who loses in a rapidly changing forest?
2-3 class periods
How is energy transfer and matter cycling affected in a changing ecosystem?
2-3 class periods
What is the future of a forest under attack?
2-3 class periods

 

Explore the Uintas


Cleveland-Lloyd
Dinosaur Quarry

Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades

Investigations:
Estimated Time:
What dinosaur did these bones come from?
2-3 class periods
What happened at Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry?
2-3 class periods
What physical features helped a dinosaur survive?
1-2 class periods

 

Explore Dinosaurs


EPIC Bioscience

Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades

Investigations:
Estimated Time:
How do predators make decisions about prey?
2-3 class periods
How will bat populations be impacted by the insect apocalypse?
2-3 class periods
What drives decomposition?
2-3 class periods
How do we restore aspen forests?
3-4 class periods

 

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This material is a collaboration between the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Psychology and the Natural History Museum of Utah and supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. 1812844.

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