Teaching Kit 1 – Looking a Fossil Horse in the Mouth

Kit 1

This kit allows students to compare teeth from two different horses: one that lived 14 thousand years ago, and one that lived 14 million years ago. By measuring the teeth and making observations about tooth wear, they will be able to determine how tall the horses were, how old they were when they died, and whether or not they belong to the same species.

The kit includes the following:

  • A cast of a 14,000-year-old horse tooth (Equus sp.)
  • A cast of the upper teeth of a 14 million-year-old horse (Calippus regulus)
  • A pair of calipers
  • Two identification cards
  • Storage box

Cost: $15 plus shipping.

The handout linked below (pdf format) includes the teacher’s guide, student handout, sample answers, and aligned with the 2010 Virginia Standards of Learning for Science.

Fourth Grade: 4.1a, c, h, and i; 4.5e

Fifth Grade: 5.1b, d-j; 5.7c

Sixth Grade: 6.1a, b, e, g, and h

Life Science: LS.1e and i; LS.4d; LS.13a and b

Earth Science: ES.1a and c; ES.2b-d, and e; ES.9a and d

Biology: BIO.1a, b, d, e, f, and l; BIO.6a-c; BIO.7a

“Looking a Fossil Horse in the Mouth” Lab


Teacher’s Guide – NGSS version


One Response to Teaching Kit 1 – Looking a Fossil Horse in the Mouth

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