Fossil Impressions of Ancient Life
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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New Review Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3)
How can we bend a fossil? Junior paleontologists explore the joint movements of extinct species in Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology series. The narrator works with a paleontology curator to show the experiments performed on the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
Typically. when one thinks of palm trees, they rarely mention Wyoming ... yet Fossil Lake proves palm trees existed in this area back when it was a tropical paradise. The second video in a three-part series explores the history of Fossil...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing
Do all species evolve? A timeless video that is part of the "Eons" playlist explains the term living fossils. It presents the species that many believe haven't evolved over millions of years. It goes on to break down each assumption and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Brief History of Geologic Time
How do scientists know the history of Earth before humans—or any mammals—existed? An epic "Eons" series video explains the larger history of geologic time. It highlights the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages scientists use to divide...
12 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
18 mins 6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museams
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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