Students define the concept of a fossil. They explain the job of a paleontologist. Students list and describe the four types of fossils. They participate in the "Fossil Dig" activity.
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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