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186-Fossil Assemblage,Pliocene, Chuckatuck,VA Grades 3-12 $8.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

SAMPLES:
—An assemblage of fossils from Pliocene age sedimentary rocks near Portsmouth, Virginia
(eg. Chuckatuck Borrow Pit)

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
— To introduce the concept of fossil assemblage (a group of species that lived in one place at a specific time in the geologic past)
— To sharpen observational skills (the students must remember differences between species)
— To introduce the concept of geologic time, the fossils from Chuckatuck, for example, are from the Yorktown Formation of Pliocene age (about 4,000,000 years old)

GRADES 3-12
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