Describes the conditions necessary for fossilization.
The creation and discovery of fossils are explained in depth through this animated video.
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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Reviews the types and formation of fossils.
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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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