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Other

Description:

This lesson provides experience in the "fair-test" approach, which is a basic model for critical thinking in science that scientists use to determine the best explanation for phenomena. Students study a representative collection of fossils from the total geological column, look for patterns of fossil distributions, and raise testable questions about which idea (spontaneous generation, special creation, or evolution) best explains the diversity of the origin of life and is consistent with the patterns observed in the fossil record.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Language:

English

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