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Lesson summary for:
Adventures at Dry Creek

Overview:
In this interactive web-based module students conduct a simulated field study at a fossil dig in Montana.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
6-8

Time:
Three to four class periods.

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

  • Fossils provide evidence of past life. (LS4.A)

  • A hallmark of science is exposing ideas to testing. (P3, P4, P6, P7)

  • Scientists test their ideas using multiple lines of evidence.

  • Scientific knowledge is open to question and revision as we come up with new ideas and discover new evidence. (P6, NOS3)

  • Scientists use multiple lines of evidence to study life over time.

  • Scientists use fossils to learn about past life. (LS4.A, ESS1.C)

  • Scientists can test ideas about events and processes long past, very distant, and not directly observable.

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