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Unit Three: Evolution

Topics Covered
Adaptations
Evolutionary Process
Making molds of Fossils

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Unit Three - Complete[1.1mb]

Lesson 2
Learning Tree - Adaptation Activity [579K]

Lesson 3
Evolution of Barbellus, Part A[81k]

Lesson 4
Barbellus presentations[147k]

Lesson 5
Caminalcules - A[58k]

Lesson 6
Caminalcules - B[226k]

Lesson 7
Make fossil Casts[12k]

Lesson 9
Chocolate Candy Recipe[9k]

Lesson 10
How Do Fossils Show Change? [50k]

Exam
Unit Three Exam[82k]

Did You Know?

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Most fossils in the monument are from the late Eocene (34.07 million years ago), but a tooth and jaw fragment from a much younger mammoth have also been found. The fossils are from the Pleistocene Epoch and are at least 50,000 years old.