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The fossil record is one of the most common evidences given for evolution.

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  • Read
    Fossils

    Fossils

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Describes how fossils help us understand the past.
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  • Read
    Evolution and the Fossil Record - Advanced

    Evolution and the Fossil Record - Advanced

    by CK-12 //
    Describes the fossil record and how it supports the theory of evolution.
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  • Simulation
    Radioactive Dating Game

    Radioactive Dating Game

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating. Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
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  • Lesson Plan
    Fossil Evidence for Evolution

    Fossil Evidence for Evolution

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This has three lessons in how fossils contribute evidence to evolution. Part 1: Fossil Formation, Part 2:Fish with Fingers; is about the evolution of land dwelling animals from fish, Part3: Whale evolution. Answers not provided.
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  • Practice
    Fossils Practice
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    Fossils Practice

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  • Critical Thinking
    Fossils Discussion Questions

    Fossils Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Fossils.
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  • Real World Application
    Burgess Shale

    Burgess Shale

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Covers the importance of soft-bodied fossils and what scientists learn from them, also looks at the fossil record, fossilization and adaptive radiations.
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  • Real World Application
    Living Fossils

    Living Fossils

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
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  • Real World Application
    Don't Call That A Duckbill!!

    Don't Call That A Duckbill!!

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out about an amazing fossil find with its last meal intact.
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  • Study Guide
    Theory of Evolution Study Guide

    Theory of Evolution Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This study guide looks at Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection. It also looks at some of the evidences supporting the theory of evolution (comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography).
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