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How to Fossilize Yourself
Here is an unusual question: How can I become a famous fossil for future generations to examine and adore? It is from this comical perspective that viewers learn how fossilization occurs. Show this for your middle school paleontologists when studying sedimentary rock, fossils, or earth history and follow it up with a fossil-making activity.
5 mins 4th - 9th Science 55 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first teaching about the carbon cycle and fossil fuels to give youngsters the background knowledge that will make this activity more meaningful.
3rd - 5th Science 26 Views 16 Downloads
The Fossil Hunt
Students recall prior knowledge of the process of fossilization. In this fossils lesson, students first create and at a later date, recover fossils. Students understand the painstaking process of recovering a fossil. Students recover and identify the fossil they are uncovering.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 109 Downloads
New Review The Rock and Fossil Record
Go deep in your paleontology unit with this spectacular set of slides! It introduces viewers to the types of fossils, a few famous fossils, and the geologic eras. This is done with easy-to-read text, diagrams, photos, and even videos.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Fossils 2: Uncovering the Facts
Students determine what types of information can be determined by looking at fossils. In this fossil lesson plan, students examine facts about and images of the Tyrannosaurus Rex at an assigned web site. They apply their knowledge to develop information about another dinosaur.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 124 Downloads
Learners explore what fossils are, how they are formed, what different types there are and why they are significant to both our present and past geology history. They participate in a hands on fossil observation of their choice and simulate the history of the fossil they chose.
6th - 9th Science 35 Views 187 Downloads
Fossils and Our Past (Cookie Dig)
Third graders examine the differences between cast and mold fossils. They listen to the book "Fossils Tell of Long Ago" by Aliki, and discuss different types of fossils and where they are found. Next, 3rd graders participate in a simulated fossil dig that uses chocolate chip cookies.
3rd Science 14 Views 77 Downloads
Fossils and our Past (part 1 of 3)
Third graders investigate how some extinct organisms resemble organisms that are still alive today. They watch and discuss the Magic School Bus video about fossils, then create clay fossil imprints, matching the imprints to plaster of paris fossils.
3rd Science 7 Views 55 Downloads
Fossil Fuels: Facing the Issues
Students explore energy by researching fuel usage on Earth. In this fossil fuel lesson, students define fossil fuels, the energy created by burning them, and the impact on the environment when using them. Students conduct pollution experiments by mining for cookies, using candles, and creating a mock oil spill.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 26 Downloads
Description of Materials for Parts of a Fossil Lesson Plan
Students study fossils. In this fossils lesson, students discuss and study real fossils. Students color in pictures of fossils and their sections. Students then identify fossil picture parts and names. Students write definitions for fossil sections.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads
Making a Fossilized Egg
Students explore fossils by participating in an in class experiment. In this archaeology lesson, students utilize dough and classroom objects to create fossil imprints after hiding the toy/fossil in the dough egg. Students categorize the eggs in class from smallest to largest.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads