Fossils in an Area

Objective: Students will determine the types of ancient life common in the area long ago.

Learner Goals: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Materials: small hand tools that can be easily carried, a hand lens, and modeling clay

tr_fossilrock.jpg (24618 bytes)Procedure:

1. While hiking notice the fossils in rock formation along the banks of Floyds Fork.

2. Make a cast of the fossils using modeling clay.

3. Identify and determine the age of the fossil using field guides and keys.

* Be careful not to disturb nearby biomes.

Assessment: Charts or displays giving ages of the fossils, describing the animal that produced them. These may be presented to other science classes.

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