Fossil Formation


Learning Target: I can explain the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels. 

Think about these questions today as we learn more about fossils:

  • What is a fossil?
  • What can a fossil tell you about the past?
  • What can you tell about the environment when the fossil was formed?



  • Review steps in “Sedimentary Rocks Formation
  • Turn and talk to your neighbor about these questions.  Be prepared to share what you have discussed:  What is a fossil?  How are fossils made?
  • Observe fossil samples.

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