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In this activity, students will use fossil range charts to help them understand the concept of relative dating. An optional teacher-directed activity will help students learn about fossil range charts. Then they will graph a range chart for ammonites, a marine group of organisms that looked like nautilus's and went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs. They will then use the range chart to determine the geologic age for several 'rocks' and will determine which rocks will be most useful for oil companies looking to drill for oil. Grade Level: 7-9.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-01-07 07:27:17
Description In this activity, students will use fossil range charts to help them understand the concept of relative dating. An optional teacher-directed activity will help students learn about fossil range charts. Then they will graph a range chart for ammonites, a marine group of organisms that looked like nautilus's and went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs. They will then use the range chart to determine the geologic age for several 'rocks' and will determine which rocks will be most useful for oil companies looking to drill for oil. Grade Level: 7-9.
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Source American Field Guide
Keyword Biology, Geology, Lesson plans, Rocks, Mammals, Cenozoic, Fossils, Fossil range charts
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-01-07 07:15:08
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Date Last Modified 2011-01-07 07:55:20
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-01-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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