Travel back in time! Experience a fossil tutorial/lab/activity like NO OTHER. Submitted to the NSTA for professional curriculum evaluation and award recognition. See preview!
No fossil samples, NO PROBLEM! The activity is made for teachers/parents without samples. However, if you have fossil samples the lab will be truly enhanced.
This is a multi-faceted pedagogical approach with a variety of student activities. Engaging, colorful, and content rich! INCLUDING A DETAILED FOSSIL LAB AND FOSSIL MATCHING! KIDS LOVE IT!!!
Content addressed includes:
Rocks and fossils
Fossil terminology and corresponding images
State fossils: PA, NY, CA, AK, AZ, WY, GA, and CO
Fossil Identification LAB – 20 SAMPLES! Trilobites, Protozoa, Sponges, Ferns, Clams, Brachiopods, Sharks Teeth, Crinoid Stems, Petrified Wood, Coral, Bryozoa, Gastropods, Dinosaur Bones, Oysters, Worm Tubes, Sea Urchins, Cephalopods, Fish Teeth, Scallops, and Blastoids
Fossil Matching: Trilobite, Sabertooth-Cat, Sea Scorpion, Woolly Mammoth, Shark Tooth, Stegosaurus, Hagerman Horse, Brachiopod, Beluga Whale, Dawn Redwood, Triceratops, American Mastodon, Jefferson’s Ground Sloth, Scallop
Rock Layers and Rock Layers
Pangaea and Index Fossils
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about fossils. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your geologic teaching library.
Cut and paste or laminate and Velcro for special education or individualized needs application.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 3rd – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”