Students understand how fossils are formed. In this dinosaur fossil lesson, students complete a KWL to record prior knowledge and the information they will find. Students make fossils and use the vocabulary scientist would use to discuss them.
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New Review The Dino Files: Dinosaurs at a Glance
Learn the basics to getting started with the Dino Series articles by Encyclopedia Britannica and adapted by Newslea. Read about the notable characteristics of dinosaurs, including what they ate, how they walked, and where they lived...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Scientists Find Dinosaur Fossils?
Students have probably already studied dinosaurs in school, but they may not have learned much about the process by which paleontologists locate, excavate, and study dinosaurs. They write journal entries pretending they are on a dinosaur...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
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...
5 mins 4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable