Each two-pound bag typically contains more than 100 assorted fossils along with a sorting guide. This kit is perfect for introducing students to organisms that existed over 400 million years ago! The sorting guide includes pictures of many of the fossils along with information about their approximate age and modern relatives. Kit typically contains fossilized ammonites, trilobites, coral, gastropods, and at least three other types of fossils. While we do our best, we cannot guarantee exactly which fossils or how many of each will be in each package.
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Owner Response:Jeff, I'm so sorry you received a bad batch. Since these are true fossils there will always be some that are broken and possibly unrecognizable. They are priced with this in mind. However, the percentage should certainly not be over 50%! We will be more than happy to replace the product, or give you a full refund.
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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit to identify evidence, to identify patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in the landscape over time.
DCI-4/ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth.
Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes over time due to earth forces, such as earthquakes. The presence and location of certain fossil types indicate the order in which rock layers were formed.
Students can use the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit as evidence to construct a scientific explanation based on the fossil record from rock strata for how geologic time scale is used to organize Earth's 4.6-billion-year-old history.
Students can use the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit to analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
Students can use the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit to apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
DCI-MS/ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth.
The geologic time scale interpreted from the rock strata provides a way to organize Earth's history. Analysis of rock strata and fossil record provide only relative dates, not absolute scale.
DCI-MS/LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity.
The collection of fossils and their placement in chronological order is known as the fossil record. It documents the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of many life forms throughout the history of life on Earth. By reviewing anatomical similarities and differences between various organisms living today and organisms in the fossil record, we can reconstruct evolutionary history and interference of lines of evolutionary descent.
Students can use the anatomical structures of the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit as evidence to communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple line of empirical evidence.
Students can use the assorted fossils in the Fossil Sorting Kit and information about the fossil record to evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in the extinction of species.
Species become extinct because they can no longer survive and reproduce in their altered environment. If members cannot adjust to change that is too fast or drastic, the opportunity for the species' evolution is lost.
Students can use the assorted fossils and Fossil Sorting Guide included in the Fossil Sorting Kit to gather information and evidence to support investigations for Geologic History. With close examination and research about the fossils, students can learn about the fossil record, Earth's History, common ancestry, diversity of life and adaptation. Any hands-on activity with fossils will create a strong foundation for Geologic History lessons at all grade levels.
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