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The lab starts with a short lecture on the scientific method, after which students observe the results of a flume run that includes skeletal clasts. They form hypotheses about how bone clasts (or any clast for that matter) move and are deposited by a flow, then the students test their hypotheses by running a flume trial. The hypothesis tests take place in small groups (3-5 students), and the lab ends with homework where students use the information they learned from their hypothesis tests to interpret a fossil assemblage. As such, this is a wonderful activity for introductory geology classes, could be used effectively with minor adjustments for advanced paleontology, taphonomy, and forensic physical anthropology classes.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140711184538247T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL

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    English

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