Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.2.0. Earth/Space Science: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the chemical and physical interactions (i.e., natural forces and cycles, transfer of energy) of the environment, Earth, and the universe that occur over time.
2.B.2. Earth History: Recognize and explain that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and about the nature of the environment at that time.
2.B.2.a. Recognize and explain that the remains or imprints of plants or animals can become fossils.
2.B.2.b. Describe the physical structures of an animal or plant based on its fossil remains.