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Group Research Project:

Today you and your group will be researching one transitional fossil. This is a fossil that helps us make evolutionary connections between species. After researching the importance of a fossil, you will demonstrate your knowledge with an essay, poster, Prezi/PowerPoint, song, poem, or other project to show what you have learned.

1. Search for a transitional fossil to study in depth.

2. Begin gathering information on the fossil.

3. Create a project that displays the information you gathered.

Some questions to think about:

-When was this species alive?

-What species does this fossil resemble?

-What does this fossil tell us about past evolutionary relationships?

-Why did the old species die out and the new population evolve in the way it did?