Fossil Lab (Science Grades 7 and 8)
Use scientific understandings to identify relationships and draw conclusions
Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions about the natural world
Formulate alternative “If…then…” hypotheses based on their questions
Earth and its climate have changed over geological time – the fossil record provides evidence for changes in biodiversity over geological time.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
During this activity, students get up close and personal with fossils that are up to 500 million years old. They will handle and study a diverse set of fossils and use relative dating as a way of determining the fossils age.
Activity can include a private tour of our Paleontology Exhibition by a local paleontologist to provide more insights into the fossils in our region.