The Extinction Files (BBC)

BBC News

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This is a useful brief module on the general occurrences, mechanisms and theories behind mass extinctions. Answers are given to commonly asked questions, and links are included at the end of the module to numerous extinction resources.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology, Magmatism
Topics: Time/Earth History, Solid Earth, Biosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Paleontology