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Fossils
Investigation 2:
Sediment Size and Fossil Formation

This investigation will help you to:


To learn more about fossils found in sedimentary rocks, visit the following web sites:

Sediments

Sediment,
USGS
View a sediment size chart.

Sedimentary Rock Classification,
University of Oregon
Sedimentary Rock chart.

Fossils in Sedimentary Rocks

Rocks and Layers,
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Learn how and why fossils form in sedimentary rocks. Also, explore the different types of sedimentary rocks and how to use the sequencing of rock layers to interpret Earth history.

Fossil Bearing Rocks,
Kentucky Geological Survey
Visit this geological survey page to learn about a variety of fossil-bearing, sedimentary formations found in Kentucky.

Kinds of Fossils

Touring the Collections,
PRI
Tour a fossil database.

 

 

Investigation 1

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Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Investigation 5

Investigation 6

Investigation 7

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