American Museum Natural History
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- Having students read the essay would increase students' awareness of the science content on the importance of scientists studying the PETM.
- It may be helpful to provide students with the questions from the classroom discussion activity pdf (http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/content/e.f.PETM.20081126/resources/643/classroom_PETM.pdf) prior to watching the video to guide their note-taking.
About the Science
- This video illustrates how a team of paleontologists and geochemists do field research to determine changes in climate and biota during the PETM.
- Comments from expert scientist: The video provides a clear and concise view of the way the earth scientists explore past climate change. The topic explored in this resource is relevant. Since the PETM is an analog for modern warming, it captures the viewer's attention and provides a nice example of one approach to projecting future changes on the planet.
About the Pedagogy
- An essay about the PETM event and impact accompanies the video.
- In addition there is a link to an interactive activity and a question set that complement the video.
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