Teaching Kit 2VA – The times, they are a changing (Virginia version)
With this kit students examine the fauna of Virginia at three different points in history: 14,000 years ago, 1,000 years ago, and modern day, based on casts of fossil teeth. Students will use identification cards to help them identify the teeth, compile faunal lists for Virginia for each of the three time periods, and hypothesize on the causes of the observed changes in fauna.
The handouts linked below (pdf format) include the teacher’s guide, student handout, sample answers, and correlations with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
The kit includes the following:
- 13 casts of fossil teeth, color-coded by age
- Eight identification cards
- Storage box