Evolution Unit:

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Fossil Project

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Presenter/Researcher Checklist

Day 1

Teacher Check

Student Check

 

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Our Locality:

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Our team is assigned computer # _____

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Write down the three rules for computer use:

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Write down two Web search engines that will help you find information:

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How can you narrow your search down in the search engine?

 

 

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Besides using the Internet, what are two (2) other tools you can use on the computer to help you with your search?

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Brainstorm five (5) keywords pertaining to your locality that will help you begin your search on the computer

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What keys on the keyboard do you need to press if your computer freezes?

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Presenter/Researcher Checklist

Day 2

Teacher Check

Student Check

 

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Our Locality:

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Our team is assigned computer # _____

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Where is your dig site located? Give the country and region (i.e. State). If you can, give the longitude of latitude.

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What Evolution Era or peirod does your site represent? Give the time in mya.

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Name at least three key animal fossils that represent your dig site.

 

 

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What was the environment like (seas, land, air)? Give three examples, such as a fish fossil for seas or leaf for land, that proves your statement.

 

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What type of rocks are your fossils found in?

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Give 5 references that confirm what you stated above.

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Presenter/Researcher Checklist

Day 3

Teacher Check

Student Check

 
Our team is assigned computer # _____

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A catchy, interesting introduction is given that will catch the listener's attention.

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Name of the site, and its specific location given so that you could find it easily.

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The introduction paints a picture of the site, such as the types of rocks found there, the shape of the landscape, so that the listeners could see the site in their mind as the presenter speaks. The age of the fossils found at the site.

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A drawing or picture of the site is shown to emphasize what the presenter is saying.

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The Era and/or Period are clearly given.

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The presenter gives a description of the KEY types of fossils found at the site, providing pictures of those fossils.

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At least three general KEY types of fossils are given as examples, such as fish, shellfish or clams, algae.

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The presenter paints a picture as to how those animals lived (e.g. how they moved, hunted, what they ate).

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The presenter gives a description of the environment so that the listener could smell the trees (if there are trees).

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The presenter gives a picture of the general environment.

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The presenter concludes with a summary of the presentation, highlighting the key features of the site so that the audience will remember what to look for when they look at another class' fossils.