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DISCOVERING FOSSILS . By- Caitlin Tencate, Maggie Hermanson and Kelley Shomaker. Background Information. Fossils - literally "having been dug up" are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. Fossils are used to :

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Discovering fossils

DISCOVERING FOSSILS

By-

Caitlin Tencate, Maggie Hermanson and Kelley Shomaker


Background information

Background Information

  • Fossils - literally "having been dug up" are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.

  • Fossils are used to :

    • 1. Reconstruct what the earth was like in the distant past

    • 2. To show how life has changed through time

    • 3. To correlate rock from one area to another to aid in searching for fossil fuels and minerals.

  • In Ohio, fossils can be found at:

    • Found in Fossil Park Sylvania

    • Caesar Creek Emergency Spillway

    • Hueston Woods State Park

    • A few other popular Cincinnati and Dayton locations.

  • Ordovician time period


Coral a k a gummy worms

Coral a.k.a. Gummy Worms

  • Corals :

    • Simple animals that conceal skeletons made of calcium carbonate.

    • Corals can be either colonial or solitary.

    • Corals live attached to the seafloor and feed by trapping small animals with their tentacles.


Bryozoans aka gummy bears

Bryozoans aka Gummy Bears

  • Bryozoans:

    • “Moss animals” are aquatic organisms that build stony skeletons of calcium carbonate.

    • Fossils found in rocks beginning in the Early Ordovician as a part of Ordovician radiation.


Sour gummy worms aka cephalopods

Sour Gummy Worms aka Cephalopods

  • Cephalopods

    • Cephalopods means “head foot”

    • Fossil cephalopods were important parts of the marine food web


Gummy cherries aka brachiopods

Gummy Cherries aka Brachiopods

  • Brachiopods

    • Marine animals who are filter feeders who collect food particles.

    • Fossil shells from animals that lived in ancient seas.

    • Kentucky’s state fossil


Gummy tarantula aka clams

Gummy Tarantula aka Clams

  • Clams

    • Called bivalves because their shell is composed of two valves.

    • Found in marine and freshwater environments.

    • Filter feeder


Sour lightning bugs aka trilobites

Sour Lightning Bugs aka Trilobites

  • Trilobites or Isotelus:

    • Trilobite means “three-lobed creature”

    • Marine organism, invertebrate creature that has hard outer shell or skeleton.

    • Ohio’s state fossil

      • Between 430 and 480 million years ago an ocean covered much of what is now Ohio.


Discovering fossils

  • http://www.dinosaursrock.com/DigFossilsCoral.jpg

  • http://www.thecephalopodpage.org/FosCephs.php

  • http://www.educationalfossils.com/educational-fossils/Cephalopod-geisenoceras/geisenoceras-lrg.jpg

  • http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/fossils.pdf


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