UT.6. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.
6.e. Understand that scientific conclusions are based on the assumption that natural laws operate today as they did in the past and that they will continue to do so in the future.
UT.III. Students will understand the processes of rock and fossil formation.
III.2. Describe the nature of the changes that rocks undergo over long periods of time.
III.2.f. Describe and model the processes of fossil formation.
III.3. Describe how rock and fossil evidence is used to infer Earth's history.
III.3.b. Identify the assumptions scientists make to determine relative ages of rock layers.
III.3.d. Research how fossils show evidence of the changing surface of the Earth.
III.3.e. Propose why more recently deposited rock layers are more likely to contain fossils resembling existing species than older rock layers.