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187-Oyster, Ostrea sp. Grades 3-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.
A large, heavy valve (shell) from Ostrea sp., the Tertiary oyster that was common along the eastern seaboard of the United States. The valve must show clear growth lines on the hinge.
-- To introduce Ostrea sp., itís size and name
-- To introduce the concept of paleo (really old) geography and ancient oceans
-- To open a discussion about extinction
-- To introduce mollusk fossil anatomy
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