Fossils In Africa

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Fossils In Africa

  1. 1. Fossils in Africa By: Nadine Kassem
  2. 2. Essential Question <ul><li>Why are fossils so important and what do they teach us about history? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why I choose my topic? <ul><li>I choose my topic because I wanted to learn more about history and fossils, and how they find fossils. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What I knew about the topic? <ul><li>I knew that some fossils are sometimes hard to find, I think there hard to find because fossils are all over the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LUCY <ul><li>In 1974 a skeleton was found, the bones were female bones, scientists named her (Lucy). </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists suspect that she fell in a lake or river and drowned. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Handy Man <ul><li>‘’Handy Man’’ are human like hominids, but they were taller and smarter than Lucy’s people. </li></ul><ul><li>Handy Mans did not know to make fire. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Neantherdal Man <ul><li>Scientists found a new skeleton, this skeleton was from another group. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists named the skeleton ‘’Neantherdal Man’’ after the valley in which the skeleton had been found. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is a Fossil? <ul><li>A fossil can be footprints, bones, and a remnant or trace of a plant or an animal that lived long ago. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What can Fossils tell us? <ul><li>A fossil can tell us the age of the rocks in which they were found. </li></ul><ul><li>Fossils can even tell us about Earth’s movement. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions I Still Have <ul><li>How do scientists know about fossils? </li></ul><ul><li>Do scientists go all over the world to find fossils? </li></ul><ul><li>When scientists are finished with the fossil do they put in the museum? </li></ul>

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