Fossils StudyJam

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Fossils StudyJam


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Fossils are preserved traces or remains of living things. Paleontologists who study fossils look for teeth, bones, shells, petrified wood, molds and casts, traces or carbon shadows, or even entire animals.

The classroom resource provides a slide show that will describe fossils and how they form. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding. 

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
9 ) Analyze and interpret data from fossils (e.g., type, size, distribution) to provide evidence of organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago (e.g., marine fossils on dry land, tropical plant fossils in arctic areas, fossils of extinct organisms in any environment).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.9- Match a fossil to the organism from which it was formed.

SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
12 ) Construct explanations by citing evidence found in patterns of rock formations and fossils in rock layers that Earth changes over time through both slow and rapid processes (e.g., rock layers containing shell fossils appearing above rock layers containing plant fossils and no shells indicating a change from land to water over time, a canyon with different rock layers in the walls and a river in the bottom indicating that over time a river cut through the rock).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.4.12- Identify patterns in rock formations and rock layers; explain how Earth changes over time.

Tags: amber, environments, excavation site, fossils, organism, organisms, paleontology, rock layers, sedimentary rock
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The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices. 

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Author: Hannah Bradley