Fossils! - session 6
Mass Extinctions and other travails
It wasn't plain sailing for the wonders of evolution. Lots of things happened along the way to make it hard for life to prosper. Find out about major extinction events, Ice House Earth and the Anthropocene.
This PD will take no more than 30-40 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.
Do you have a mystery fossil or two in your prep room? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!
* Send photographs of mystery fossils here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential.
Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying fossils can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try! However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!
Image courtesy of NASA (https://tinyurl.com/y3obvf6e).