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Hands-on Activity

Fossil Puzzler

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Summary
Students will examine and sketch various trace fossils from an unknown creature and then construct an image of the creature that they believe produced these fossils.
Overview
Topic: Fossils
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how trace fossils are used by scientists
  • An exploration of how scientists draw inferences from pieces of data
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how scientists use trace fossils to construct a model of an unknown creature and infer information about the creature.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 4 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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