Why are most of the fossils we find male?

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Genetics, Lifecycles

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Rocks, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

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Word Count: 625

Scientists have discovered that most of the fossils they dig up are male – it sounds strange, but the explanation is actually pretty simple. This article would be best suited to students studying fossils or genetics in years 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. It discusses how genetics can be studied in fossils to learn about historical species, including mammoths.

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