Fossils - Div C

(section: 2 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: i / line: 3)

2015-02-13 21:30 Teams are allowed "one 3-ring binder.....The materials must be punched and inserted into the rings." During the competition, can materials be removed from the rings and the binder for easier access?

No- The last sentence states 'The materials must be punched and inserted (emphasis) into the rings (sheet protectors are allowed).

(section: 3 / paragraph: First / sub-paragraph: N/A / line: 4)

2015-02-13 21:34 Can students be asked to identify a species that is on the official list using a fossil that only represents a portion of the body of the species?

Yes, students could be asked to identify incomplete specimens. Samples requiring identification should show specific features making identification reasonable. A bone fragment would usually not be enough to make a solid identification, but a tooth or claw might be.