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247-Shale with & without fossils (any type) Grades 3-8 $10.00

Mystery includes fossil sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

SAMPLES:
- A piece of shale showing fossils; for example, leaf pieces (pictured), shell bits, or molds of snail-like animals (some samples may need to be dampened to see the contrasting color of the fossil remains)
- A piece of shale (or metamorphosed shale, called SLATE) showing no fossils


TEACHING OBJECTIVE:
- To develop powers of observation
- To open a discussion about why fossils are found in some places and not in others
- [If one of your samples is SLATE] -- To explore the process of metamorphism that often results in the destruction of fossils

GRADES 3-8

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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
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Nellysford , VA 96080

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