Index Fossils Presentation & Notes




This presentation on index fossils focuses on the following essential question, “How do scientists use fossils to interpret the past?


Topics highlighted throughout this presentation include Earth’s history, defining what fossils and index fossils are, the fossilization process, environmental conditions necessary for fossils to form, The Law of Superposition, characteristics of index fossils, etc.


The presentation is estimated to take approximately 20 minutes of class time. Guided notes are included for students to fill in while listening to and following along with the presentation.


Grade Levels: 7th – 10th
Total Pages: 29
Teaching Duration: 20 Minutes

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