This animated lecture explains trace fossils, resin fossils, dinosaur body fossils, and the formation of fossils.
Students gain a basic understanding of what a fossil is and the factors involved in becoming part of the fossil record. Includes: pre and post assessment with key, student activity with handouts and teacher guide.
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Students will use the Burgess Shale fossils to learn the importance of fossils and the optimum preservation conditions; using actual Burgess Shale fossil images, students will create their own predicted three-dimensional models of these former living organisms and their environment.
Orthoceras ruled the Ordovician seas and its fossils are widespread and abundant today. This cephalopod had a shell for protection, a siphuncle for transportation and a sea full of other life.
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