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Trace Fossils: What is a trace fossil? How is your imprint of a leaf similar to a trace fossil? How is it different? What can Scientists learn from trace fossils?

Rachel Shipp

Student Instructions

Trace Fossils

Pick a leaf. Make an imprint of the leaf in your clay. Write a brief paragraph explaining how this is similar to trace fossils that have been found and explain what we can learn from trace fossils.

5th Grade, Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Supplies needed: Leaves or plastic dinosaurs to make footprints or leaf imprints with Modeling Clay