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27 resources with the keyterm paleontologist

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Fossil Record Mystery

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Watch how paleontologists scour the Gobi Desert to find fossils that fill in a gap in the fossil record. How big did dinosaurs get during the Jurassic period? Get your class thinking about these questions and more with this short clip....
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AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and Systematics

For Students 9th - 12th
As a review or note taking guide, this resource wraps up a unit on the tree of life. Biology bigwigs define phylogeny and answer questions about the subsequent classification of organisms. The worksheet takes a straightforward and...
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Fantastic Fossils

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn about the kinds of fossils and what scientists can learn from them.  In this earth science lesson, students are told how engineers and paleontologists work together.  Then middle schoolers create a "fossil fondue"...
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T-Rex

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the differences between a scavenger and a predator.  In this predator lesson students research an animal and study its physical traits. 
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Fossil Tales: Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research fossils. In this guided reading lesson plan, students explore informational texts to research fossil formation. Students create an anticipation guide and hypothesize about dinosaur extinction.
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The History of Life

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this history of life worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by figuring out the vocabulary words associated with the 11 clues given. Then students review how paleontologists use fossils to learn more about past living things...
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The Earliest Primates

For Students 7th - 12th
In this early primate worksheet, students will read information about the fossil evidence of the earliest primates. Students will complete 3 short answer questions based on their reading.
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Back to the Past

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students label fossil imprints. In this Geology lesson plan, students view fossil imprints of several items. Students explain what a fossil is.
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Archeological Finds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore archeology and it contributions to human history. They write a magazine article describing the discovery of a dig.
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Dinosaur Detectives

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate a paleontologist. In this paleontology lesson, students conduct research on a specific paleontologist. Students explore Dinosaur Park in the virtual world Second Life.
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Dinosaur Detectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a report about a paleontologist. In this paleontology instructional activity, students research and write a report about a noted paleontologist. They discuss the importance of technology to paleontologists and how...
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When Dinosaurs Ruled The World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discover how a paleontologist digs up fossils and what tools they use.  In this paleontology lesson, students discuss the importance of the job of a paleontologist, watch a video on the process of extracting fossils, and pretend...
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Fabulous Fossils

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners investigate how fossils are formed. They read the book, "Digging Up Dinosaurs," examine fossil samples, create a fossil imprint using play-doh, and complete a Fossil Questionnaire activity sheet.
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No bones About It -A Mosasaur

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students model a paleontologist's activities. They identify dinosaur bones and reassemble them into a skeleton of an extinct reptile.
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Adventures in Archaeology

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Expose your archaeologists to a variety of vocabulary words that deal with people who work in the fields of archeology, anthropology, and paleontology. Pictures accompany each of the slides so there is a visual associated with each...
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Be a Paleontologist

For Teachers 5th
In this drawing inferences worksheet, 5th graders make observations and draw inferences about the crocodile based on their observations.
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What Are Fossils?

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this fossils activity, students will review the 4 steps necessary to create a fossil. Students will fill in the blank of 4 statements in this graphic organizer.
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Fossil Impressions of Ancient Life

For Teachers K - 6th
Students make a mold using Plaster of Paris and then make a cast using that same mold. They pick a fossil and describe how it looks. They write a fictionalized story about its life, or burial. (
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Paleontologist: Can You Dig It?

For Teachers K
Students investigate what a paleontologist does. They participate in a dinosaur dig, write a story, and explore the Dinosaur Dig website to view and discuss photos of a real dinosaur dig.
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X-Ray Dinosaurs

For Teachers 1st
First graders compare and contrast dinosaur fossils with drawings of fleshed-out dinosaurs. They read the book, "Tyrannosaurus Rex," by Daniel Cohen, trace a dinosaur skeleton on one side of a paper and draw the fleshed-out dinosaur on...
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Join the Dinosaur Age

For Teachers K
Students role-play and complete various activities associated with dinosaurs and paleontology. They listen to the book, "Dinosaur Bones," participate in a simulated dig site, explore various websites, sing dinosaur songs, and create clay...
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Dinosaur Trek

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate dinosaurs. They explore various websites, submit questions to a paleontologist online, construct cut and paste model dinosaur skeletons, develop a graph to compare dinosaurs, and label pictures from online...
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Animal Tracks - Walking and Running

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students, using paper and water, make tracks and record the time needed to make them. They compare tracks made walking and running to determine the speed of the animal.
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Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the different ways to make an imprint.  In this dinosaur fossils lesson, 2nd graders view a dinosaur DVD then use clay/play dough to make an imprint of small items with identifying characteristics.  Students record...