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Fossil Age Estimation Model

Fossil Age Estimation Model

In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will model how paleontologists estimate the age of fossil discoveries by extracting ___fossil___ playing cards from newspapers stacked in chronological order. Learners identify the ___age___ of the card based on the ___evidence___ (printed date) in the surrounding pages. They then create a data table and graph and analyze their findings. Use this activity to introduce learners to paleontology and...

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