Curriculum Collections: Solve a Sedimentary Layers Puzzle

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Summary:Scientists often determine the correct sequence of sedimentary rock layers using the fossils found within them. They compare the fossils to figure out if two layers are from the same geologic time period, or if one layer is older than the other. Try reconstructing the layers using the same strategy.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth science; elementary school; fossil; geologic time; geology; geoscience; high school; k-5 geosource; lesson; middle school; paleontology
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