Index Fossils Unit



Throughout this low-prep unit, students investigate how fossils are used to interpret the past. Concepts addressed include the Law of Superposition, the fossil record, fossils, such as the ichthyosaur, relative dating, geologic history using the reference tables, etc.

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The following items are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Index Fossils PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Index Fossils Activity Worksheet & Answer Key
  • ESRT Index Fossils Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Index Fossils Exit Ticket
  • Index Fossils Lab & Answer Key
  • Index Fossils Quiz & Answer Key
  • Fossils Creative Writing Assignment
  • Geologic History of NYS Table


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 100+
Teaching Duration: 1 Week

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