Science & Nature
The Treasures of La Brea
La Brea is Spanish for tar, and the La Brea tar pits in California are the final resting place for some amazing animals from long ago. This class will explore what is in there, how they got there and what happened to them.
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This one time class will explore the myriad of wildlife that spent their final days stuck in the La Brea Tar Pits in downtown Los Angeles, CA.. Using an original Google Slide show the student will be introduced to geological events that resulted in the formation of La Brea.. We will explore prehistoric animals and plants found in the tar pits. We will examine why mammoths, dire wolves, sabre toothed cats and other ice age era wildlife made an unfortunate decision to take a dip in the tar...
The student will be able to define and explain the La Brea Tar Pits. The student will be able to discuss different animals found in the tar pits and why they are there.
I am a k-8 certified teacher with an endorsement in science. The La Brea Tar Pits were a place I wanted to visit when I was a wannabe paleontologist at the ripe old age of 10 years. I did visit them about 15 years later and was surprised at what I saw. Expecting a barren lceage-like landscape, I was quite taken aback at the urban setting in which they now exist.
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Class discussion assesses the learner's knowledge.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Websites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Tar_Pits https://tarpits.org https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/labrea.html Personal experience
Catherine SalaReady... Set... Learn!
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37 completed classes
Hello! My name is Teacher Cathy. The subjects I love to teach are history, science and reading. We live in an information age and there is so much accessible knowledge! I take that knowledge and tailer it to make my classes fun as well as...