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Field Trip to Ashfall Fossil Beds

Timothy Heaton
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University of South Dakota
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Audience

Historical Geology course

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Description of life over time and fossil preservation

How the activity is situated in the course

Stand-alone activity late in the semester

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

Fossil preservation, life of the Cenozoic Era

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Using knowledge of biases in fossil preservation to explain the animals preserved at a particular site

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