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In this unit, your students will study fossils. Fossils are any evidence of past plant or animal life contained in sediment or a sedimentary rock, from bones, shells or teeth to imprints of a dinosaur's foot. Students will see that to hold a fossil is to hold millions of years of history in their...
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Fossilized dung beetle balls are part of a comprehensive fossil collection project to reconstruct the habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus.
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"Nova Scotia's virtual museum offers plenty of information on fossils. Students can """"""""tour"""""""" the museum, discovering answers on what trace fossils are, what footprint fossils look like, and how to duplicate life. Activities and links to where actual fossil sites is also provided."
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Explore classroom activities about dinosaurs, geologic time, plate tectonics, fossils, and more.
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"Many large words that are used every day are made up of small, pieces of words called roots or combining forms. The roots come from other languages like Greek and Latin and, when combined, form common English words. The names of dinosaurs are formed the same way. Although they often seem to be...
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"Scientists have good evidence that the earth is very old, approximately four and one-half billion years old. Scientific measurements such as radiometric dating use the natural radioactivity of certain elements found in rocks to help determine their age. Scientists also use direct evidence from...
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In this activity, students will be introduced to the range and sizes among dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, visualize the actual sizes of those animals by projecting images into the classroom, and gain an intuitive feel for the mathematical process of scaling.
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Using fossils to correlate and locate the correct strata, and to determine where in those strata dinosaurs might be found, it is now possible to see how dinosaur fossils can be traced from one place to another.
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