Science: Making Trace Fossils

Young scholars 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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