Trilobites Teacher Resources
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Students explore the parts of a trilobite. For this fossils lesson, students investigate a real trilobite fossil and identify the body parts, Students label a diagram of a trilobite.
Youngsters examine four fossil replicas and chart their time periods, vertebrate or invertebrate, and the names of other organisms living at the same time. A specific fossil kit is available for sale if you do not have the same samples. The background reading material and student handouts are high-quality, so it may be worthwhile to invest in the fossils required: ammonite, oviraptor egg, crinoid, and trilobite.
Students compare fossilized specimens to contemporary specimens. They use a computer and a Proscope Digital USB Microscope to collect and compare images of ferns, sand dollars and sow bugs to those of similar fossilized samples.
In this fossil worksheet, students are given fossils and an identification key. They write their scientific names and common names. They also answer questions about fossils.
In this prehistoric era worksheet, students view a video on "Fossils". Students, while watching the video, fill in the blanks in 17 facts relating to the video.
Science students will stay engaged with these bright slides, relevant and modern images, and clear text. This PowerPoint is designed for a student to work independently. By clicking on the star on the map, a slide will activate displaying a type of fossil from that locale and some details about the dinosaur or crustacean.
In this geologic time worksheet, students will define the difference between eras, periods, and epochs in the geologic time scale. Students will also look at the role of geological events and fossils. This worksheet has 10 short answer questions.
Here is a 14-page lesson plan that deftly outlines a wonderful educational experience for your youngsters. In it, students learn about a variety of animals that have left behind clues of their existence in fossil form. Many excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan, as is the information needed to purchase the fossil kit ($75.00) needed to implement the lesson.
For this fossil worksheet, students are given a bag of fossils to identify. They use a key and a worksheet with pictures of the various types of fossils. They answer questions about fossils and use a web site to find out if their state has a fossil.
Pupils research fossils and fossil formation. They explain how fossils are formed, identify fossil formations and use casting plaster to produce fossil replicas.
Students study fossils. They examine samples of specific fossils--including a shark tooth, a brachiopod, and horn coral, among others. They visit corresponding websites and complete a worksheet regarding each of the fossils.
Third graders research prehistoric life using educational software. They design a prehistoric life while showing the use of appropriate scale and names for the prehistoric life. They follow an internet link to participate in a virtual field trip to watch a dinosaur egg hatch.
Sixth graders investigate how fossils are formed. They analyze a photo of the Grand Canyon, and create a fossil cast and mold using plaster of paris and shells.
You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb. Observing and classifying insects are the two main thrusts of th lesson.
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.
In this biology worksheet, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
Engage young biologists with four laboratory activities that explore the fossil record. Learners examine fossil images, a fossil kit, the rock record, and geologic time scale. They even experiment with the oxygen production of an Elodea plant as an example of how the ancient atmosphere might have developed. Not only are activities provided, suggestions for comprehensive assessment questions are available as well. Use this resource as a complete mini-unit on evolutionary processes.
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive lesson plan thoroughly exposes learners to the stages of evolution as evidenced by the fossil record.
Students complete a unit on fossils. They read and discuss informational handouts, define key vocabulary terms, answer discussion questions, create a geologic timeline and a timeline of their own life, analyze bones, and create a fossil cast.