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LIVE STREAM EVENTS FOR K-12 STUDENTS

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


GUEST REGISTRATION FOR LIVE STREAM PROGRAMS

Museum of the Rockies wants all Montana schoolchildren to be able to engage with museum curators and staff, so we’re bringing the museum to you!

Our partners at Streamable Learning have made their programs available for free to schools and districts for the remainder of the year. To support our Montana schools, MOR has added additional programs with Streamable Learning each week through the end of May. 

Here's how to get started sharing Streamable Learning programs with students. Teachers, please follow the below directions.

  1. Use this link to sign your entire class up for this event. You will receive a confirmation email.  (Please check your spam or junk mail for this message.)
  2. Once you have received the confirmation email, share the “click to join” link with your students. 
    1. Your students will click the link and join the live stream under your (the teacher’s) name. Their privacy will be protected.
    2. All chats are private between the presenters and the participants.
    3. As programs allow for live chat and Q&A, this is an opportunity to talk to your class about proper chat etiquette.

 

Students, are you interested in joining us for these events?  Please encourage your teacher to register your class!

 


UPCOMING MOR EVENTS

For previous events, please visit the Video Library in MOR's Online Learning Resources.  All programs are recorded and posted in our library after each event. These recordings are free to the public.


 

FOSSIL FRIDAY: Dating the Fossil Record

Target Grade Levels: 7 - 10 
Friday, May 22, 2020 | 12:10 p.m. MDT

The fossil record preserves billions of years of evolution, but how do we know how old the fossils are? Join Museum of the Rockies Paleontology Collections Manager-Registrar Amy Atwater to learn about the different techniques that allow paleontologists to date fossils, which will include relative dating, magnetostratigraphy, and absolute dating. 

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the different techniques that allow paleontologists to date fossils including relative dating, magnetostratigraphy, and absolute dating. 
  2. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organized Earth's 4.6 billion-year-old history.

Montana Science Standards

  • MS-ESS: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organized Earth's 4.6 billion-year-old history
  • HS-ESS: Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth's formation and early history

REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE "DATING THE FOSSIL RECORD" PROGRAM

 


FOSSIL FRIDAY: An Inside Look at Dinosaur Bones

Target Grade Levels: 4 - 7
Friday, May 29, 2020 | 12:10 p.m. MDT

What can the inside of a dinosaur bone tell you about the outside of a dinosaur? Join Museum of the Rockies Paleohistology Lab Manager Ellen-T. Lamm and learn how to look inside of the dinosaur bone.  Observe what you can discover under the microscope.  Understand how we put it all back together once the research is complete.

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the basic internal structure of a bone.
  2. Describe the process of paleohistology.
  3. Construct a scientific explanation of what we can describe extinct animals based on the internal structure of fossilized bones.

Montana Science Standards

  • 4-LS: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function of support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction
  • MS-LS: 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
  • MS-LS: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships

REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE "AN INSIDE LOOK AT DINOSAUR BONES" PROGRAM