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The Core

Published on 01/13/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will analyze fossil characteristics and similarities between organisms to determine relative dating of fossils.

Objectives

  • Students will analyze fossil characteristics to determine relative dating of fossil samples.
  • Students will interpret patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth.

Vocabulary

  • fossil
  • fossil record
  • evolution
  • extinction
  • relative dating
  • radioactive dating
  • fossilization

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will analyze fossil characteristics and similarities between organisms to determine relative dating of fossils.

As a result, students will:

  • Describe how the chronological order of fossilized organisms can provide evidence for evolution.
  • Identify the similarities between organisms to determine relative dating of fossils.

This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.