2 types of dating fossils

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This week’s homeschool science corner is all about the three main types of fossils.Scientists categorize fossils into three main groups – impression fossils, trace fossils, and replacement fossils.Current understanding of the history of life is probably close to the truth because it is based on repeated and careful testing and consideration of data.The rejection of the validity of fossils and of dating by religious fundamentalists creates a problem for them: Fossil sequences were recognized and established in their broad outlines long before Charles Darwin had even thought of evolution.

Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.

Impression, trace, and replacement fossils are the three main categories of fossils.

I trust that you and your students will enjoy using this information to explore the three main types of fossils!

Have the students examine a fossil and write down several things that they learned about the living thing it preserved.

You can ask them the questions below to help them get started: A little fun fact that you may not know – every state has its own fossil!

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