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Fossil Formation & Identification Lab Investigation


Learn how fossils help in studying the earth’s past. As preserved remains or traces of life from long ago, fossils provide us with fascinating clues about our planet’s history. Provide your class with an engaging look at how scientists use fossils to gain a glimpse of the past, understand how organisms evolved, and discover key events that shaped the earth’s past. The students will learn how fossils form under various conditions and identify several different kinds of fossils by casting actual models of them. They’ll also use the included fossil collection and Geologic Time Chart to trace the many different life forms that have existed throughout the march of time.

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