RESURRECTING EXTINCT SPECIES – Video Guide – Distance Learning

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Once a species is extinct, it’s gone forever, right? Maybe not. Soon, extinction itself may be a thing of the past. Scientists are working to bring extinct species, such as the Wooly Mammoth, back from the dead through the process of “de-extinction”. Students will be introduced to the process throug…

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Description

Once a species is extinct, it’s gone forever, right? Maybe not. Soon, extinction itself may be a thing of the past. Scientists are working to bring extinct species, such as the Wooly Mammoth, back from the dead through the process of “de-extinction”. Students will be introduced to the process through a YouTube video (7:51 in length) that explores the possibility of bringing extinct species back to life in the not so distant future.

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.

2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

Student Outcomes:

1. Students will define de-extinction.

2. Students will consider the outcomes, both positive and negative, of de-extinction.

3. Students will examine the influence of humans on extinction patterns.

Format:

– Digital-PDF for easy sharing or printing

– Hyperlink to the video embedded in the document for quick access

– Short answer and extension activity

– Answer key

This lesson includes a cover page, YouTube video link, student response question sheet, answer key, and an extension activity.

⏳Teaching Time

30 minutes

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Description

Once a species is extinct, it’s gone forever, right? Maybe not. Soon, extinction itself may be a thing of the past. Scientists are working to bring extinct species, such as the Wooly Mammoth, back from the dead through the process of “de-extinction”. Students will be introduced to the process throug…

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