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Tried and True: Using Observations of Fossils to Reconstruct Ancient Environments

by: Alycia Stigall, Danielle Dani, Sara Helfrich, and Aaron Sickel

This column provides classic demonstrations and experiments with a new twist. In this month’s issue the authors describe how to foster students' understanding of observation-based data by sharing a 5E learning-cycle lesson that integrates scientific inquiry with literacy skills while leveraging the local fossil record to promote engagement through place-based inquiry.

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Middle School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2015Stock # ss15_039_02_10Volume 039Issue 02

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