The "Matrix Project" is an activity for students in which they receive bags of 11,000-year-old excavated materials including fossils, rocks, preserved organic material, etc.; students then identify the materials and learn more about them.
Keywords:NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-985,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120110191058044T,NSDL,Matrix Instructions; "matrix"; mastodon site; 11,000 years old; twigs, leaves and shells look very recent; well preserved; sealed in an acidic bog for 11,500 years; mixture of peat and marl; gray, clay-like material containing small shells; activity; student; teacher; directions; material identification; twigs; bone; tusk; teeth; cones; leaves; insects; clams; organic; inorganic; rocks; fossils
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