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Laws of Stratigraphy
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Laws of Stratigraphy

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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards
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About This Lesson

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. 

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Files

Trilobites Article Guide.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
102.6 KB

Lab_Relative_Dating_and_Laws_of_Stratigraphy.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
103.9 KB
Videos
60 Seconds with a Scientist - Brenda Hunda, paleontologist
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Standards

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.

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