Sunday, December 7, 2008

Living Fossils

The earth has undergone many climate and ecological changes during the course of life's history. This colorful cast of characters has outlasted their contemporaries and still survive today.

"What's Old Is New: 12 Living Fossils," by Brandon Keim

Here is one of the more interesting specimens:



Here are a couple project ideas on this topic:

1. Research and create a timeline of the planet's major extinction events.
2. Research one of these creatures in detail. Discuss any special features of the creature that has helped it survive through the ages.

1 comment:

Jim H. said...

What a joy to discover this site and all your recommended links. I was beginning to wonder if we were the only old earth Christian homeschoolers in the galaxy, or at least in my state!

Regarding your new curriculum workbook...what age group is it designed for?

I'm in need of something for my first grader.