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Students attend a class fieldtrip where over five locations across Tennessee representing three different geological time periods (Ordovician, Devonian, and Cretaceous) are visited. The students are required to collect 20 different taxa (5 of which must be unique to each student) and then using the knowledge they have gained in labs identify their taxa to species level. They must make a powerpoint presentation summarizing the paleocological and paleoclimatological information gained about each locality through the collection of the fossil taxa. The activity helps familiarize students with the geology of Tennessee and field collection of fossils in addition to lab identification of fossils.

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    Education Levels:

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

    Keywords:

    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200016388T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Paleoecology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Biostratigraphy/Biogeography,Field Techniques,Systematics and Phylogenetic Reconstruction,Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction,NSDL

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    English

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