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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Fossils ➔ Shark Teeth

Identifier:
E2000.1.71
Description:
There are many species of sharks found in the oceans and the oldest known shark fossils date to over 420 million years ago. Sharks evolved into their modern forms roughly 150 million years ago during the Jurassic period. Shark teeth such as these are common in the fossil record because each individual shark had numerous teeth that were strong enough to hold up over time. 
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Museum Collection
Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Fossils (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.