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2.Fossils. Essential Question: How do fossils provide a record of Earth’s geologic history? Learning Target: I can identify the various types of fossils and what we can learn from studying them. Fossils are a record of Earth’s geologic history.
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2.Fossils
  • Essential Question: How do fossils provide a record of Earth’s geologic history?
  • Learning Target: I can identify the various types of fossils and what we can learn from studying them. Fossils are a record of Earth’s geologic history.
  • Learning Task: I will define fossils. I will explain how fossils can help us to learn about Earth’s history.
  • Welcome! Warm Up Tuesday 4/1/141. What is an Ice Core?2. What can they tell us about Earth’s Past?Enter your response at www.goo.gl/vta7d14th Quarter Table of Contents 1Title Assignment #Ice Cores 2Ice Cores Webquest 3Fossil Notes 4Ice Cores2
  • Draw an Ice Core like this one:
  • How do ice layers show history of Earth’s climate change?
  • Concentrations of “greenhouse gases”, methane and carbon dioxide in the ice show temperature changes
  • Study the pictures below. What do they make you think about? Fossils 4Write 2-3 sentences about these pictures on page 4Meet “Ida” (many fossils are given names by the scientists who find them)
  • 47 million-year-old fossil
  • Relative of primates (has some similar features to modern primates like lemurs)
  • Has opposable thumbs and grasping hands
  • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090519-missing-link-found.html
  • What is a fossil? Copy the definitions in red
  • A fossil is evidence of past life preserved in rock.
  • There are many different types of fossils and fossils of many different organisms.
  • The Fossil record is the complete collectionof fossils that shows how species and ecosystems change over time.
  • Getting into the Fossil Record..http://goo.gl/lJ9va
  • Today you’ll learn about fossils and the conditions in which fossils are formed.
  • Complete the “Getting into the Fossil Record” Webquest, then turn in the completed assignment to your teacher.
  • This is a lowercase LTable Talk Turn to your table partner, read the Performance of Understanding and explain the the “I will” statements.
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