The Fossil Record and Geologic Time
Students describe the ways in which organisms can be preserved as fossils. They practice indexing fossils to determine the age of the rocks surrounding it. They list the major units of geologic time as well.
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Mass Extinction and Fossil Records
The focus of a fossil-based lesson uses graphs and charts that allow young paleontologists to make inferences about events of mass extinction. They must apply their previous knowledge about fossil records in this final lesson of the...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Mystery of Earth’s History
Every living creature can leave a fossil record, yet most fossils belong to extinct organisms rather than ones currently living. Scholars learn about dating rock layers, fossils, and the environment of the past. Pupils understand that...
8th Science CCSS: Designed
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