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Driving Phenomenon: The locations of the fossils of Kanneymeyeria show an interesting pattern: the same fossil was once together and is now found on several different continents. Students try to explain this pattern.
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards Learning Targets
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science
- 8.ESS2.5: Construct a scientific explanation using data that explains the gradual process of plate tectonics accounting for (A) the distribution of fossils on different continents, (B) the occurrence of earthquakes, and (C) continental and ocean floor features (including mountains, volcanoes, faults, and trenches).
Next Generation Science Standards