Mammoths extinct

Mammoths extinct

Scientists have presented two claims: climate change or human hunters. In this lesson students apply their knowledge of evolution and study evidence to decide which claim is best supported.

Learning objective

  • Evolution: Explain how a change in the environment can leave a species less well adapted which may lead to extinction.
  • Critique claims: Use evidence to support or refute claims for why mammoths became extinct.

    Blueprint curriculum link

    • Unit: Interdependence
    • Concept: Abiotic & biotic: Abiotic and biotic factors affect the population of an organism
    • Skills: Explanations: Critique a claim for whether there is evidence
    • Learning stage: Apply

     Activity contents

    • Teachers guide
    • PowerPoint file

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