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Changes in Species Over Time - Fossil Evidence

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recall that fossils provide evidence about organisms from long ago and their habitats.

  • Recall that fossils are between ten thousand and billions of years old.

  • Recognise that all fossils are the mineralised remains of once-living organisms or of traces left behind by once-living organisms.

  • Explain how the fossil record provides evidence that species change over time.

  • Explain why there are limitations to the conclusions and explanations that can be made from fossil evidence.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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