N.C. Standard Course of Study Correlations

The content in “Extinction!” is appropriate for students in grades 6–12. There are specific N.C. Standard Course of Study goals and objectives that are discussed in “Extinction!” They include:

Grade 6

  • Objective 3.01 - Evaluate the forces that shape the lithosphere including volcanic activity.
  • Objective 3.08 - Stewardship.
  • Objective 5.01 - Analyze the components and cycles of the solar system including: asteroids and meteors, comets.
  • Objective 7.03 - Explain how changes in habitat may affect organisms.
  • Objective 7.06 - Investigate processes which, operating over long periods of time, have resulted in the diversity of plant and animal life present today: natural selection and adaptation.

Grade 8

  • Objective 5.01 - Interpret ways in which rocks, fossils, and ice cores record Earth’s geologic history and the evolution of life including: geologic time scale and extinction of species.
  • Objective 5.03 - Examine evidence that geologic evolution has had significant global impact including: major geologic events.

Earth/Environmental Science

  • Objective 2.06 - Investigate and analyze the importance and impact of the economic development of earth’s finite rock, mineral, soil, fossil fuel, and other natural resources to society and our daily lives.
  • Objective 2.07 - Analyze the impacts of society’s use of energy.
  • Objective 3.01 - Assess evidence to interpret the order and impact of events in the geologic past.
  • Objective 5.03 - Analyze global atmospheric changes including changes in CO2, CH4, and atmospheric O3, and the consequence of these changes: climate change, changes in weather patterns, increasing ultraviolet radiation, and sea level changes.0
  • Objective 6.03 - Examine the sources of stellar energies and the life cycle of stars.

In addition to these Standard Course of Study objectives, this show covers the following major concepts: Asteroids, Comets, Dinosaurs, Extinction, Gamma Ray Bursts, Geologic Record, Human Impact, Hypernovas, Impact Theory, KT Event (Cretaceous/Tetiary), Keystone Species, Magnetic Field Reversal, Mass Extinction Events, Meteors, Paleontology and Super Volcanoes