Students learn how trilobites lived for 270 million years in nearly every type of marine habitat and why they can teach us about ancient Earth. Comes with an article guide for reading comprehension and a lab to learn relative dating techniques.
Laws of Stratigraphy
Subject Science — Earth and Space Science
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Next Generation Science Standards
60 Seconds with a Scientist - Brenda Hunda, paleontologist
Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.