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Fossils in Tennessee

Grade levels: 4th, 5th

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Earth Systems

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: No

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS4:  Biological Change: Unity and Diversity 

Evidence of past life is all around us. Tennessee has a rich history of people and animals that have thrived and survived because of the abundance of life-sustaining water. In this lesson, students become paleontologists to make observations about various fossils that have been found in Tennessee. They make predictions about the type of environment that the fossilized animals lived in and compare them to currently living species.

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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.