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Museum of the Rockies (MOR) wants all Montana schoolchildren to be able to engage with museum paleontologists, so we’re bringing the Museum to you! In partnership with Streamable Learning, MOR will connect with classrooms around the state and the country, to learn about paleontology. Programs are always free for Montana schools with advanced registration! No special equipment is required to participate.

Piecing Together Earth’s Changing Landscape with Fossil Reptiles
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:10 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. (MST)
Grades: 3 – 8 | Length: 45 min. | Category: Science

Did you know that not all fossilized reptiles were dinosaurs, even if they looked or lived like them? Explore how ancient reptiles, including non-dinosaurs, help scientists understand how the Earth has changed through its extensive history. Study real fossils from the Museum of the Rockies’ collection to find evidence of past plate motions and seaways through the distribution of fossilized reptiles.

Montana Science Standards

  • 3rd Grade: Life Science: Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
  • 4th Grade: Earth & Space Science: Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
  • 5th Grade: Earth & Space Science: Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, or atmosphere interact.
  • 6th - 8th Grade: Earth & Space Science: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

REGISTER AS A MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE 10:10 a.m. EVENT

REGISTER AS A MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE 11:10 a.m. EVENT


Prehistoric Mammal Adaptations
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
10:10 a.m. & 12:10 p.m. (MST)
Grades: K – 3 | Length: 45 min. | Category: Science

Like animals today, mammals from the age of the dinosaurs had special adaptations that helped them survive in their habitat. Study real fossils from the Museum of the Rockies’ collection to discover prehistoric mammals including their physical characteristics and behaviors.

Montana Science Standards

  • Kindergarten: Life Science: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals, including humans, need to survive.
  • 1st Grade: Life Science: Use information from print and other media to identify patterns in the behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
  • 2nd Grade: Life Science: Make observations of plants and animals to compare and contrast the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • 3rd Grade: Life Science: Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

REGISTER AS A MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE 10:10 a.m. EVENT

REGISTER AS A MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE 12:10 p.m. EVENT


Geologic Time Travel
Wednesday, February 14, 2019
10:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. (MST)
Grades: 6 – 12 | Length: 45 min.
Category: Science

Studying the Earth’s fossil record and rock strata helps us understand the Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history. Take a quick ride through time to uncover what the Earth’s ecosystems and life were like in what is now known as Montana. Study real fossils, explore ancient life and examine rock samples with geologists and paleontologists. Travel through 4.6 billion years in 46 minutes!

Montana Science Standards

  • Grades 6 – 8: Earth & Space Science: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history.
  • Grades 9 – 12: Earth & Space Science: Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous co-evolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.

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Mesozoic Ecosystems
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. (MST)
Grades: 2 – 5 | Length: 45 min.
Category: Science

Montana is famous for its Hell Creek Formation, the geologic unit that represents the very end of the Mesozoic Era and the last non-avian dinosaurs including T.rex and Triceratops. These famous dinosaurs lived in an ecosystem filled with life, including other animals and plants. Explore the dinosaurs, other animals, and plants from the Hell Creek Formation and discover how scientists use fossil evidence to understand ecosystems of the Mesozoic Era.

Montana Science Standards

  • 2nd Grade: Life Science: Make observations of plants and animals to compare and contrast the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • 3rd Grade:
    • Life Science: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
    • Life Science: Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
  • 4th Grade: Earth & Space Science: Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
  • 5th Grade:
    • Life Science: Develop and critique a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
    • Earth & Space Science: Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, or atmosphere interact.

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