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- Lesson 1
- Planet Earth
- Lesson 2
- The Ground We Stand Upon
- Lesson 3
- The Earth’s Surface
- Lesson 4
- Erosion / Deposition
- Lesson 5
- Sediments / Fossilization
- Lesson 6
- Volcanism / Deformation of rocks / Continents
- Lesson 7
- Metamorphism / Radioisotope Decay
- Lesson 8
- Ways to date the Earth
- Lesson 9
- Great geologic events of the past
- Lesson 10
- Questions people ask
The Geology Book
by Dr John D Morris
Sediments / Fossilization
The Geology Book
- Sand is made primarily of what mineral?
- Write a paragraph describing how sedimentary rocks are formed.
- What conditions are required to form a fossil?
- Name four different types of fossils.
- In you own words, write a description of how dinosaur fossils are formed.
NOTE: This week’s activities reinforce the fact that fossils and petrified wood can be made over a short period of time.
- Make a “fossil” using plaster of paris. Mix the plaster of paris and pour it onto a paper plate. Gather different objects (leaves, toy dinosaurs, etc.), press each into the plaster of paris, and then lift the object off. Include a print of your hand or foot. Let dry. Paint, when dry, if desired.
- This is week 3 of the experiment started in Lesson 3. Has your mound decreased any? What caused this decrease?
- See page 37.
- That the organism be buried rapidly, protected from scavengers and from decomposition by bacteria and chemicals
- Hard parts are preserved; replacement by other minerals; cast or mold are all that remains; petrification; cabonization; preservation of soft parts; frozen animals; animal tracks and worm burrows; coprolites; gastroliths
- See page 41.
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