The Fossil Record and Geologic Time
Middle schoolers describe the ways in which organisms can be preserved as fossils. They practice indexing fossils to determine the age of the rocks surrounding it. They list the major units of geologic time as well.
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Mass Extinction and Fossil Records
The focus of a fossil-based lesson uses graphs and charts that allow young paleontologists to make inferences about events of mass extinction. They must apply their previous knowledge about fossil records in this final lesson of the...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Brief History of Geologic Time
How do scientists know the history of Earth before humans—or any mammals—existed? An epic "Eons" series video explains the larger history of geologic time. It highlights the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages scientists use to divide...
12 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fossil Sharks
Sharks contain a cartilage skeleton, rather than bone, so they rarely appear in the fossil record. The video explains why we find shark teeth and how scientists use that tiny piece of information to learn about sharks. Then, it presents...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
Typically. when one thinks of palm trees, they rarely mention Wyoming ... yet Fossil Lake proves palm trees existed in this area back when it was a tropical paradise. The second video in a three-part series explores the history of Fossil...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
In Search of Fossil Fish
Fossil Lake, Wyoming contains the most complete representation of early Eocene life in the world. The first of three videos on location at Fossil Lake discusses the process of finding fossils. It introduces the tools and methods used to...
9 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable