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Throughout this module, students will use hands-on, inquiry-based explorations to investigate:

  • why some things become fossils, while others do not.
  • how the environment affects how fossils form.
  • how fossils show the age of the Earth.
  • how life has changed over time.
  • what paleontologists do.

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