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Students manipulate, plot, and interpret data on the occurence of a particular species of foraminifera in the fossil record in order to infer changes in climate during the last 160,000 years.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Fossils provide evidence of past life. (LS4.A)
- Scientists use fossils to learn about past life. (LS4.A, ESS1.C)
- Scientists can test ideas about events and processes long past, very distant, and not directly observable.