5th Grade – SCIENCE – Prehistory and Antiquity

Miguel Enriquez Ballesteros

Dear 5th graders,

We are facing the last units of the year. I hope you feel as lucky as me because these three topics that are left are my favorite. Besides, we are going to make use of our wiki, Colonial Nuggets Wiki, to get the most of them. And we are also going to make a prehistory time-line that, at the end, we will embed in our wiki. Yes! It sounds nice!

But first of all, I would like you to take a look at the fantastic picture that Michael has made for the occasion. Click on the image on the left to see bigger view.

I have found some web sites:

· http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/human/human_evolution/index.shtml (A three million year journey from the treetops of Africa to civilization. Very interesting)

· http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Explore/virtually-the-ice-age/stone-age-people.aspx (Could you have survived the ice age? A very interesting web site with lots of information and resources about the stone age people)

· http://www.show.me.uk/site/make/Prehistory/STO438.html (Prehistoric Britain for kids)

· http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20070207/Note2.asp (Information about Stonehenge)

· http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm (Information about Newgrange, a megalithic passage tomb built during the Neolithic period in Ireland)

· http://www.atapuerca.org/ (The Sierra de Atapuerca sites are now a compulsory reference point for all work on human evolution)

I have also found some videos:

  • A short National Geographic documentary about the world famous Stonehenge in the United Kingdom:
  • This video clip shows the evolution of our species from ape man to neanderthal:
  • A clip where scientists and computer experts bring to life the walk of the primeval link between ape and man:
  • Newgrange – Ireland’s mysterious, massive, 5,000 year old tomb:

I hope you will find everything interesting.


So say we all!!