Evolution Unit:

Okapi Evolution
Hominid Evolution
Evolution Main Page
Fossil Project
Dioramas


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Student Objectives
Fossil Locations
Sample of the Report
Writer's Worksheets
Presenter's Worksheets
Artist 1's Worksheets
Artisit 2's Worksheet


Agenda Spring 2002
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Fossil Project

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Name _______________________________________

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Writer Checklist

Day 1

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Student Check

 

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Our locality is:

Our team is assigned computer # _____

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Search for articles, Web pages, or other references for information on your locality

Name of article:

Name of author:

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Write a two (2) sentence summary about the site

 

 

 

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Information you found to be useful to you:

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Useful quotes from the article:

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Words that you need to define:

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how does the article describe the environment? What new information did you learn?

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How does the article describe the organisms? What new information did you learn?

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What new information did you learn abut the fossilization process in your locality?

 

 

 

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Writer Checklist

Day 2

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Student Check

 

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Our Locality:

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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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Date _____________

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Writer Checklist

Day 3

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Student Check

 
Our team is assigned computer # _____

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Topic Sentence clear.

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

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Introductory paragraph clearly describes the site as to what it looks like, the types of rocks found there, and the age of the fossils found at the site.

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Era and/or Period given.

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The second paragraph has a good transition from the description of the site, to the types of fossils found there. The period would work as a good tie between the two paragraphs.

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At least three general types of fossils are given as examples, such as fish, shellfish or clams, algae. The Writer provided each fossil with a good description that allows you to picture the fossil in your head.

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The third paragraph has a good transition from the fossils described in the second paragraph to the type of environments that they lived in described in this paragraph.

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A description of the environment (i.e. land or sea, warm or cold, oxygen) is given in such detail that you feel that you are standing in that environment, smelling the trees (if there are trees).

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The conclusion provides a summary of the previous paragraphs, leaving the readers with a clear picture of what they should find at the paleontology dig site.