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How fossils are formed / Fossil formation Lesson plan and Worksheet
A zipped folder with an editable Word / PowerPoint / Excel version and a PDF version of each file: - a lesson plan on how fossils are formed / fossil formation, with links to the videos used for the worksheet - a worksheet on how fossils are formed / fossil formation (which can be seen in the previ
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Fossils Close Reading and Hands-on Unit NGSS 3-LS4-1 and 4-ESS1-1
Students will be completely engaged with the rich science information and fun activities! This integrated unit allows students to participate in critical thinking, read nonfiction passages, and engage in hands-on activities.This resource includes directions for making a fossil replica using inexpens

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Fossils are Fantastic
This product is a fun way to learn about fossils. Students will learn about the job of a paleontologist by trying to excavate chocolate chip "fossils" from a cookie. They will learn how fossils are formed and even make a "fossil" of their own. Also included are vocabulary posters and a writing pr
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Fossils:  I am a Paleontologist
A geology unit that introduces students to fossils and paleontology. This unit includes: * What is a Paleontologist: A drawing/webbing activity that includes information slides. * Paleontologist's Tool Pack Activity: Uses index cards and the included information cards. * Types of Fossils:
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Make a Fossil Lab
Conduct an investigation to see how fossils are formed, and make inferences about how this model reflects how fossils were actually formed using clay and simple objects. A great hands-on lab!
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Fossils No Prep Lesson with Power Point, Worksheet, and Paleontologist Activity
This lesson introduces students to how fossils are formed and what types of fossils are out there. The worksheet follows along with the power point presentation to keep students engaged and it works for review. The Paleontologist activity has students research a fossil of their students and do a min
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The Fossil Record
This lesson plan highlights how fossils are formed, different dating methods and what information can be discovered regarding the evolution of prehistoric creatures. This worksheet is designed for middle school grades 6-8 in Earth, Life or General Science classes. The subject matter complements a
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Fossil Night! - Projects & PBL
Driving Question:What can we learn from fossils? Description:In this project, students make their own fossils and act as paleontologists. They make observations and try to reconstruct each others' fossil finds during a class-wide Fossil Night. In completing the project, students learn how fossils fo

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The Case of Mistaken Identity: Fossil Blunders!
This is a worksheet that incorporates note taking, research and creative writing. Students are asked to watch the You Tube video "Mistaken Identity" from the Paleoworld Series (Discovery). Students are asked to take notes and are given guidelines in terms of vocabulary and key concepts that they w
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Fossil Blunders and the Case of Mistaken Identity
This lesson plan introduces students to the efforts of early fossil hunters while examining some of the obstacles that they encountered. Students are instructed to take notes during a 30 minute YouTube video from the Paleoworld Series, "Mistaken Identity" and then use their notes to complete the wo
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Sedimentary Weight | Theme: Geology | Scripted Afterschool Activity
Combine art and science with this geology themed art lesson! Scripted curriculum makes explaining the process of erosion and the formation of sedimentary rock simple. Then students create their own representation of a sedimentary rock, and learn the basics of how fossils are formed and why they are
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Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Close Reading Unit NGSS 4-ESS3-1
Engaging hands-on inquiry based lessons with nonfiction passages for your students to explore and understand fossil fuels and how they impact the environment. This resource is a designed to meet the NGSS Earth and Human Activity standard for 4th grade NGSS 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information t

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Pangea: Using Fossil Evidence NGSS MS-ESS2-2 and MS-ESS2-3
Students will enjoy this great hands-on, research based project to get students thinking about fossil records and how they help to show geologic changes over time.Students will learn about the theory of Pangea and Continental Drift through a slide show presentation. The will collect evidence from t

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How Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils are Made: A Hands on Activity
Objective: Learn the parts of a sedimentary rock, understand how they form, and what it looks like up close. Describe a sedimentary rock. Science Indicators: 1. Compare distinct properties of rocks (e.g. coloring, layering and texture). 2. Observe and investigate that rocks are often found in laye
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Formation of Fossil Fuels (using bread)
Streamlined Science TEKS 5.7A ("Explore the processes that led to the formation of...fossil fuel.") Students will explore how fossil fuels were formed using slices of bread (white, and wheat, rye optional), chocolate chips, and gummy candies (gummy fish are best for the model). This hands-on inves
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Imprint Fossil Activity (Recipe form & Digging Deep Common Core Questions)
This is a part of my Rocks & Minerals Unit. This is a fun activity! It is a recipe of how to make imprint fossils and a reflective & inferencing questions sheet. What kid doesn't love fossils? You could use this as a substitute lesson plan/activity. Use it as a center, a reward, or just a f

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Dinosaurs and Fossils: Measure a Dinosaur, Primary Science
Students make a life size pattern of themselves, then use that and other nonstandard forms of measurement to measure the actual sizes of dinosaurs. This is lesson 5 in a series that explores dinosaurs and fossils at the primary level. This lesson includes teacher notes, rubric for scoring, backgroun
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Plant Fossils- Learn and Make Your Own Fossil Activity
Explore fun new ways to learn about fossils with this engaging activity! You will help your students learn about fossils and how they form. In the activity students will analyze and make their own fossils. This packet includes:- Lesson plan with explicit directions on how to present lesson and make
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Rocks and Fossils Complete Lesson Set Bundle (NGSS & TEKS)
Rocks and Fossils Complete Lesson Set Bundle (NGSS & TEKS) **Thumbnails and Preview Coming Soon!** Great way to incorporate NGSS into your science curriculum! This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach about rock formatio
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Sedimentary Layers and the Fossil Layers
Sedimentary Layers and the Fossil Layers common core activity is an lesson that teaches students about what sediments are and how they are formed. The activity also investigates the relationship between sediment and the fossil record. Higher order thinking skills are also developed and practiced. Th
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An Introduction to Paleontology
16 pages including a scripted lesson plan, interactive class activities, and projects to introduce students to the field of paleontology. Students will learn how tricky it is to excavate fossils by trying to excavate chocolate chips from cookies, they will learn the difficulties of identifying foss
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Dinosaur Tracks @ Johnson Farm (Geology)
An introduction to the different kinds of fossils in the form of dinosaur tracks. The kids will look at maps of trackways that were created by dinosaurs wandering around Utah millions of years ago in an area near St. George, now known as Johnson Farm. They will then make models of sea urchin shell
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4th Grade Sub Plans- Emergency Substitute Plans Fourth Grade for Sub Tub
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5E Unit Plans AND Science Stations BUNDLE for Third Grade
This is a BUNDLE of all the 5E Unit Plans AND Science Stations for Third Grade. There are 72 Third Grade Science Stations in 9 Sets and 15 5E Model Instructional Units. ★ Save 30% by purchasing the BUNDLE ★See this blog post to find out more information about the 5E Instructional Model. See this
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