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Geology Research Activities

Research Activities

Using the colored Prehistoric Life of North Dakota map provided and/or the Internet site below, have students select an animal found on the map, compare the fossil remains with the actual animal, research that animal, illustrate or create a replica of it, and either write a report, create a poster with the appropriate information provided, write a nonfiction book about the selected animal, or provide another means of demonstrating knowledge for the selected animal.

North Dakota Geological Survey

Children's Literature Checklist

Students can define, list, describe, and/or categorize fossils found in North Dakota.

Have students research surface mining of lignite coal and graphically organize the steps in mining lignite coal in North Dakota.