Fossils and Past Environments

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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:

  • Why are fossils important to us?
  • What do the different layers of sedimentary rock tell us about the age of the rock layers?
  • Where are fossils often found?
  • What causes rock to be lifted to new positions?

Vocabulary:FossilLayers

Engage:

  • Discuss the use of artifacts to make inferences.
  • Observe fossil samples to make inferences about the past.
  • Look at “Fossil Evidence Chart” and add it to your journal.

Explore

Explain:

  • Read “How Rocks and Fossils Tell a Story” from Think Central (pages 330-331).
  • Read  Sciencesaurus, pp. 184-185
  • Record notes in your science journal, answering today’s questions.

Enrichment:

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