In this activity, your students can become paleontologists for the day! Each student should receive a chocolate chip cookie. They will use toothpicks and paintbrushes as "tools" to become paleontologists extracting each "fossil" from the cookie. The activity sheet includes a cloze passage with vocabu
These video worksheets allow students to follow along as they watch the Bill Nye video titled Fossils.
Watching a video is no longer a passive activity!! Students are engaged during the video as they must listen AND write at the same time; definitely an important skill for students to master. Each
In this activity students get a chance to apply their knowledge and understanding of paleontology to determine the relative age of rock layers and what types of conditions existed to produce them, as well as conceptualizing the use of index fossils to gleam information about Earth's geologic history.
Includes 3 different handouts with answer keys to accompany the Bill Nye the Science Guy video for Fossils. The handouts include 2 fill-in-the-blanks (same questions, but 1 includes a word bank) and a fill-in-the-blank for the song at the end! You can use any of the handouts to fit your needs includ
This download includes a worksheet for students to complete while "digging" for chocolate chips. Give each child a chocolate chip and various classroom objects to use as tools similar to what a paleontologist would use. Students will use the scientific process while performing this activity and ans
Archaeologist Classroom Artifact Worksheet
This simple 2 -page worksheet encourages students to think like an archaeologist by selecting an object from your classroom to analyze as if it was 500 years in the future.
A directions sections explains how students must theorize what the object's purpose
In this lab you use a chocolate chip cookie as a representation of how archeologists/paleontologists excavate sites. Have your students engage in an exciting lab where they dissect a chocolate chip cookie using forceps (tweezers), q-tips, tooth picks, water, paper towels, and cotton balls.
This activity is a cute activity to use with your fossils unit. It may be used towards the end of your unit, in order to sum up key concepts like how fossils form, comparison to animals/plants living now, and a fossil's realistic environment. Students create a foldable using file folders. They bend i
These video worksheets allows students to follow along as they watch the Bill Nye video titled Archaeology.
Watching a video is no longer a passive activity!! Students are engaged during the video as they must listen AND write at the same time; definitely an important skill for students to master.
Enrich your third grade Unit 5, Lesson 2: Days of Digging. This study guide includes spelling vocabulary and comprehension activities. Extensions - Revised Bloom's Taxonomy activities are also included.
Common Core: R.L.: 3..1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10
R.I.: 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10
Includes 3 different handouts with answer keys to accompany the Bill Nye the Science Guy video for Archaeology. The handouts include 2 fill-in-the-blanks (same questions, but 1 version includes a word bank) and a fill-in-the-blank for the song at the end! You can use any of the handouts to fit your n
I teach this lesson in my career classroom when we are discussing Archaeologists. We discuss what an archaeologists does, work environment, etc. We also discuss the history of hieroglyphics. Then students have to write the career title of the career they want to be - in hieroglyphics. To take it a
This activity/hand-out can be used to explain how animals change over time. The Next Generation Science Standards list this objective as one of their standards for elementary school. It can be simplified by having younger students place a letter in the missing box, and can be made more difficult by
This lesson is a great way to have students understand the work paleontologists do and how we know so much about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures we never saw alive. I start the activity by telling my students there was a visitor in our classroom last night and clues were left behind. I sh
Who was the Mungo Man? And what does he tell us about Australia's first people?
Use the Mungo Man Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the people of ancient Australia and techniques used by archaeologists and historians to investigate this part of Australia's past.
This " Digging for Dinosaurs Activity Packet and Worksheets" has 50 pages - no prep required - so the packet is great as printable worksheets for a dinosaur unit or extra work or sub plans or to enhance a literacy or math unit.
Many of these activities are options for kids at all levels between Gra
This 17 question video guide with teacher key is designed to follow the Bill Nye Dinosaurs video or DVD. You will need to have the video or DVD to use this product. This covers fossil formation, fossil interpretation, why dinosaurs went extinct, and compares the times when different creatures lived
These video worksheets allows students to follow along as they watch the Bill Nye video titled Dinosaurs.
Watching a video is no longer a passive activity!! Students are engaged during the video as they must listen AND write at the same time; definitely an important skill for students to master. Ea
This is a pack of 20 BLANK (black and white) hand-drawn dinosaurs. They are full-page printable worksheets that can be used for hundreds of ideas in your classroom, across all grades and subjects! The animals are drawn realistically, rather than in a cartoon fashion.
Also included is a table of con
Crossword puzzle with 14 vocabulary words about rocks, fossils, and dating. Absolute dating, relative dating, horizontality, superposition, inclusions, sedimentation, etc.
Two versions - one with a word bank and one without, plus solution
*A couple of errors have been fixed
These are 12 of my best lesson plans on geology that teaches the big ideas behind rocks, minerals, and the science of geology. Students fluoresce minerals, chemically react rocks, streak powders, scratch glass, and play with atomic bonds as they learn how to be a real field geologist.
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This is a jigsaw activity, where the teacher will choose 4-5 related articles about forensic anthropology (links to potential articles included) for students to read, discuss, analyze and summarize. I have used this with 10th-12th grade students, and have had great discussion with them, as this is a
Early Humans and Hominids Crossword Puzzle
This crossword puzzle helps reinforce vocabulary within basic human evolution and early humans. Included are the main groups of early human ancestors: Australopithecus, Homo erectus, and Homo habilis; plus early technology and agriculture.
A scaffolded worksheet that you can do as a class, small group, or individually. Students practice analyzing cladograms, and culminate with creating their own. These cladograms are shown facing two different directions, which is great preparation for the EOY state exams.
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This creative unit revisits the arts of North American First Nations and Egypt, and introduces European Cave art and Roman Mosaic art.
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These step-by-step, guided art lessons use basic styles and shapes used by each culture and explores the use of colour, parti
This is a tutorial that you can use with the Dinosaur Activity.
It is packed with lots of additional information about dinosaurs. It is designed to really enhance your lesson.
We did all the research for you.
Your students will be a lot wiser because you taught them this lesson!
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This fun science activity takes students back in time to look at how we learn about plants and animals of the past. Students are provided with directions to follow and a list of materials needed to create their own fossil.
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This a worksheet of questions for students to fill out while watching the NOVA video "Making North America: Human". The questions occur in the order the content appears in the video. This video covers the settlement of North Americans by humans starting with the first Siberian Ice Age hunters. It exp
Cell Phone Cladograms:
Introduce cladograms with something that almost every student has, cell phones! Trace the evolution of cell phones with the 10 cell phone picture/information cards.
3 differentiated versions of the data table:
- Completed data table
- Data table with only t
Who built Stonhenge? And why?
Use the Who Built Stonehenge? Resource Bundle to ponder these questions and engage your students in a study of the ways in which historians and archaeologists investigate the ancient past.
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Do your students need practice matching organisms and fossils? If so, this may be a great addition to your fossils unit! This cut and paste requires students to match a picture of a plant or animal to the correct fossil. Answer key included.
Mr. Bones is a compilation of different dinosaur-related stories with follow-up questions to ensure the students understand what they have read.
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Activities include drawing and writing opinion-based answers, scientific examinations, and creating a poem. Content
This worksheet exposes the dominant characteristics of each eon, era and period. It allows student to visualize the changes in structure, climate, and life on Earth. The worksheet can only be completed after instruction on Earth's history. It can be modified and divided, assigned to individuals or g
I developed and used this informational text during my one year of teaching Third Grade. It's a great resource to encourage attention to detail and critical thinking. The questions come from a recipe for cookies that look like fossils. I used this during a unit on rocks and we made the cookies togeth
Work while watching a video and after that:
• fill in the blanks, answer to the questions;
• what new facts and words have you learned for the past 23 minutes of video?
• express your feelings about the movie: WHAT episode you like the most and WHY?
Suitable for all grade levels science worksheet
Needing to teach older children to write legible, fluent, clearly formed joined letters?
This resource combines teaching children about Dinosaurs, their names, when they existed with letter writing practice.
They think they are learning about Dinosaurs by drawing,
Like Howard Carter discovering King Tut's tomb, you've just discovered your own treasure! This little gem of a math center features 4 multistep math tasks which align with 4th grade CCSS standards including multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Great for review at the end of 4th grade
In this product I have a 7 page worksheet (single page) on human evolution and adaptation. I use it specifically in conjunction with the website http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics/walking-upright, a website created by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, which walks students throu
National Geographic: King Tut's Final Secrets follows a group of scientists as they use artifacts and technology in order to reconstruct the history of the supposed curse that haunts the tomb of the famous king, bringing untimely death to those who disturb the sacred resting place ~Perry Seibert, All
This is a hands on science worksheet for exploring and observing different kinds of rocks. It was created to accompany the story, "How To Dig A Hole To The Other Side of the World” by Faith McNulty. It's a great template for looking at the rocks that make up the layers of the Earth, as well as fossil