Have students explore the most common fossils found today. Practice with vocal like Fossil Record and Deposition. Students will make inference as to what type of environment each specimen lived in when it became a fossil.
Two versions of this are available - one with pictures of the fossils built in (this would make for a good homework or extra time filler) and the other with a space for students to draw the specimen viewed at stations around the room.
**As a full time guest teacher in central Ohio, I love easy to complete and simple to explain worksheets for students to complete during class time. My introduction and review activities can easily be done independently or in groups. They are easy to print out and leave for a sub!