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A = activity, D = demonstration, E = experiment, Pa = paper exercise,TE = thought experiment. Should be done as I = individual, P = pair, G = group. min = minutes. F = further information.
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Other aspects of Palaeontology Shaking shells  A P F 30 min A variety of shells are shaken in a container to see which is the most resistant to attrition.  Modified from P Kennet and C Ross. Shells as way-up indicators  A P F 45 min Small valves (pistachio shells work well) are placed in a tank on a bed of sand. Waves are made to see if they affect the way-up of the valves and to determine if bivalves can be used as way-up indicators.
Earth Science Activities and Demonstrations