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Science 6 Update: Rocks, fossils, and earth’s history…

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During the 1st term, students in Science 6 covered three units on scientific inquiry, chemistry, and density.  Now that we are in term 2, the 6th graders are diving into an in-depth unit on geologic history.  So far they have learned about rocks, minerals, and fossils, and how geologists use them to date the earth, such as index fossils and the law of superposition.  Students are currently investigating how the six types of fossils are formed and will be moving into relative and absolute dating techniques.  The conclusion of the unit will find students creating an earth’s history brochure, which is an artistic representation of earth’s major time periods including the life forms that existed during each period.

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