Exercise 4.1: Fossils and Time

Click on the link to go to the website for this assignment.

http://www.mylearning.org/interactive-fullscreen.asp?journeyid=944&resourceid=2402

1. Click on Resources and then click on How is a fossil made? to see an animation of the fossilization process. Read all the information and summarize the process in a paragraph using your own words.

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Click on Journey to start a game that gives you some good information about the major geologic periods that we have fossils from. The games on the journey are intended for a younger audience, but the information included is accurate.

 

2. When was the Silurian Period and what was it like? What famous fossil is from this period?

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3. When was the Devonian Period? What significant event happened during this period?

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4. When was the Carboniferous Period? The Stethacanthus is a predecessor to which modern animal?

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5. When was the Jurassic Period? Write 1 interesting piece of information about each type of dinosaur given to you in the Journey.

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6. When was the Cretaceous Period? Which fossils can be found in chalk (limestone) deposits?

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