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Where Can I See the Sea?
This activity demonstrates to students how paleontologists put fossil evidence together allowing them to imagine what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Students are given certain fossils (drawings or real specimens) and must draw a map showing what environments were present when the fossils were living. This lesson provides all necessary worksheets as well as extension activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server, may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-008
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Form and function
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Structure and function in living systems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology


Author: Craig A. Munsart
Jefferson County Public Schools

Author: Karen Alonzi-Van Gundy
Jefferson County Public Schools