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Students make trilobite masks out of paper plates.
Students explore the parts of a trilobite. In 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.
Here is a 14-page lesson plan that deftly outlines a wonderful educational experience for your youngsters. In it, young scholars 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.
In 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.
Young scholars 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.
Fourth graders participate in an experiment where they experiment with impression fossils. They identify and describe the measurable attributes of the impression fossils. There are many parts and materials for this experiment.
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.
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 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.
Students create mock fossil records based on current scientific theories about prehistory. By learning about what fossil records teach us about different prehistoric time periods, students gain a greater understanding of theories of prehistory in general.
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan. This is no small task, and here is a terrific lesson that provides you everything you need to lead your charges through the inquiry. Terrific photographs, worksheets, and resource links are embedded in the plan.
In this earth science worksheet, students answer 85 multiple choice and short answer questions on various earth science concepts.
Students acquire a general knowledge of fossils and paleontology, the study of evidence of life in the past and identify the major invertebrate groups (phyla) commonly found in the fossil record.

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