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Adventures at Dry Creek
In this interactive web-based module students conduct a simulated field study at a fossil dig in Montana.
This lesson covers the following concepts:
Fossils provide evidence of past life.
Scientists pose, test, and revise hypotheses based on research outcomes.
Scientific ideas are developed through reasoning.
Scientists use multiple lines of evidence to study life over time.
Scientists use fossils to learn about past life.
This module will take about 3-4 periods.
Published by UC Museum of Paleontology in 1994-2006
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Curriculum Information For Resource
6, 7, 8
paleontology, stratigraphy, geology, and fossils
What were past environments like?
What is a paleontologist?
What do they study?
What types of questions intrigue them?
How are topographic maps used by paleontologists?
What other types of maps might be useful?
What constitutes good field notes?
Why is taking good field notes important?
Extension and Activities
Keep a class journal of your notes while you go through the adventure.
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