DE Science Elementary. “5-Minute Prep” For Earth History Clues to Earth’s History Fossils. Fossils – The Big Ideas. Fossils are the remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms. The rock layer containing a fossil provides information about a fossil’s age.
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“5-Minute Prep” ForEarth History
Clues to Earth’s History
Students probably have limited knowledge about fossils. Their knowledge of fossils is probably limited to what they’ve learned in early elementary school about dinosaurs. Before beginning this unit it would help to have students preview the vocabulary using the interactive glossary. In addition, students would benefit from a quick review of concepts they learned when studying rocks and minerals. It would also help students if they:
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