This three-minute video from the Field Museum of Chicago shows scientists locating and digging for fossils in Antarctica. This is the first video in a series documenting the team’s daily life and field work during a fossil hunting expedition. This clip can be used as an introduction to MS-ESS2-3, which can be used to Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and to provide evidence of past plate motions. The specific phenomenon reported on this piece could spark the following questions: Why were dinosaurs living in Antarctica? Was Antarctica always cold? What factors are responsible for allowing those animals to live in an uninhabitable location? Did the same dinosaurs live on other continents? How could the same dinosaurs end up on different continents?
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