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Fossil Forams and the Scientific Process

Lesson Plan Overview

Students use foram “bio cards” to read and interpret authentic scientific data and build a graphic representation to unlock ancient history stored within sediment cores from the western equatorial Pacific. 

Source: Deep Earth Academy/Constortium for Ocean Leadership
Grades: 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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