The Most Useful Fossils in the World

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One of the most abundant fossils on earth confused paleontologists for more than one hundred years. Viewers learn about the mystery and discoveries related to conodonts in a video from PBS as part of its Eons series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the role of fossils in geology
Classroom Considerations
  • The last minute of the video doesn't include any content
  • Relies on prior knowledge of index fossils
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides a great list of resources for those wishing to learn more
  • Shares images of fossils and animations of conodonts
  • Includes subtitles for visual learners
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