Where Can I See the Sea?

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Link to Resource: https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/MunGun2.html
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
Summary:Understanding how the pieces of the fossil puzzle fit together allows the paleontologist to imagine the earth as it was millions of years ago. Introduce the activity to the students by telling them that they are all paleontologists and have found many different fossils. Based upon those fossils, they will have to draw a map showing what environments were present in a certain area more than 70 million years ago. (Note: This activity will use drawings of fossils. When available, actual fossils should be used to replace the drawings. In an ideal case, only actual fossils would be used. See the list of fossil sources at the end of the lesson.)
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; fossil; middle school; oceans; paleontology
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