What is a Fossil?

Unit 4: Fossil Evidence
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use precise scientific vocabulary to define and explain fossils.

Big Idea: An initial understanding of fossils is enhanced by further reading and viewing and increased vocabulary.

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