Grade: 3 - Earth and Space Science 4

3.ESS.4
Determine how fossils are formed, discovered, layered over time, and used to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
* I can determine how fossils are formed to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived.
* I can determine how fossils are discovered to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived.
* I can determine how fossils are layered to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived.
* I can determine how fossils are used to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived.

Fossil
Organism
Environment
Formation

Cross Cutting Concepts
Structure and Function
Cause and Effect
Patterns
Looking Back Looking Ahead
* Observe a variety of soil samples and describe in words and pictures the soil properties in terms of color, particle size and shape, texture, and recognizable living and nonliving items. (1.ESS.3) * Construct a model or scale drawing (digitally or on paper), based on evidence from rock strata and fossil records, for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history. (7.ESS.2)