You Ol’ Fossil

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Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates, paleobotany, mollusks, vascular plants, and non-vascular plants. The material also includes classification, ancient landscapes, and a historical study of climate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • A field trip to a natural history museum would be helpful
  • Invite a paleobotanist to speak to your class if possible
Classroom Considerations
  • Some activities reference activities from previous chapters in the series
  • Be aware of any allergies to foods, dyes, or latex
  • All lessons include objectives for the activity and the student
  • Contains teacher notes throughout
  • Dialogue for critical thinking is formatted into share, process, generalize, apply, and going further
  • Includes answer keys
  • Clearly labels all diagrams throughout the lesson
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