Events at the K-T Boundary Layer in New Zealand: A Case Study

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Iridium, spore, and pollen concentrations vs. depth.Iridium, spore, and pollen concentrations vs. depth.

In this class activity, students will investigate data on the fossil record at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. They will apply their understanding of geology, meteorology, and related disciplines in order to determine whether or not the fossil record supports a meteorite strike playing a role in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This document contains student handouts; an instructor guide is provided in the accompanying documents.

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