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It's All Relative
In this activity, students organize a set of fossils chronologically and learn to correlate, based on fossil evidence, the stratigraphy of one location with that of an adjacent location. Earth Science Reference Tables are used to identify the epoch of occurrence and the age of each of the fossil specimens. Students will become familiar with the concept of index fossils and understand what makes a good index fossil.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Glenn Dolphin.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-047
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Glenn Dolphin
Union Endicott Central School District

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation