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Students make observations, examine data, and form hypotheses about a set of footprints and what they can tell us.

Heindel, Sharon

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Two 40-minute periods

Teaching tips:
Following this lesson, a class discussion about trace fossils, in particular tracks and trackways, would be very appropriate.

Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists study fossils and how and when they were formed. (LS4.A)

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