How do fossils serve as evidence of past organisms? What do fossils reveal about the history of marine life? In this program, students will examine biofacts, marine fossils, and images of marine animal remains. They will also identify the key differences between rocks and fossils and analyze how fossils serve as helpful scientific tools to dig up the past.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- S3E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms.
- a. Construct an argument from observations of fossils (authentic and reproductions) to communicate how they serve as evidence of past organisms and the environments in which they lived.
Next Generation Science Standards
3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.