1) Define the geological term “fossil”. What is “fossilization” and how does it occur? Why are fossils almost exclusively discovered in sedimentary rocks? Give examples of the various types of fossils with their geologic discovery location. What do fossils indicate to geologists about Earth’s geologic history?
2) Are there any fossils in your region (state or nation)? If so, what fossils are found there and what type of rock are they found in? What is the geologic period and age range (Ma) that these fossils were formed in? Describe one specific fossil type found there (photos recommended). If there are any national or state parks with fossils in your region you may use these locations. If there are no local or state fossil sites, use one of the US national parks, such as:
Dinosaur NP (Utah), Petrified Forest NP (Arizona), or Badlands NP (South Dakota).
5) In a couple of paragraphs, explain how paleontology evidence and faunal succession supports:
(a) The “Theory of Evolution”
(b) The “Theory of Plate Tectonics
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