Lesson Plan

Fossil Detectives

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What can this rock be? Pupils pretend to be paleontologists by sketching fossils and making predictions about their types. To determine whether they can identify the type of dinosaur, class members compare their observations and predictions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the fossils that have been found in the local area
  • Lead a discussion on the formation of fossils
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires dinosaur fossils
Pros
  • Includes a suggestion of where to find dinosaur fossils
  • Contains links to supplemental material
Cons
  • None
NGSS