Science: Making Trace Fossils

Students explore types of fossils and discover how sediment affects fossil preservation. They focus their study on trace fossils and create their own using sediment, water, and a small organism such as a snail or lizard. Students use plaster of Paris to make casts of the fossil to mimic the preservation of fossil records.

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Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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