Fossil Find Task Cards 3rd Grade Science

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Lab Overview – The students will move from task to task to complete the fossil lab.

Materials– Plaster a Paris/wall compound, Vaseline, plastic knife, and random items to make own fossils (ex. Leaves, hair bows etc.). Samples of real fossils; pictures will work.
Suggestions: Coat items with Vaseline before pressing them into the plaster. They will be easier to pry out with plastic knife after drying.

Prior Knowledge – Should have reviewed term fossil.

Time – One 20 to 30 minute time slot to make fossils, and 1 class period to finish the other 3 task cards. Allowed time for discussing data.


Activity Directions: The students should work in groups of no more than two for task cards 2, 3 and 4. Task 1 should be completed alone. Complete each task as directed. Information gathered from each task should be recorded in student journals.
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Fossil Find Task Cards 3rd Grade Science
Fossil Find Task Cards 3rd Grade Science
Fossil Find Task Cards 3rd Grade Science
Fossil Find Task Cards 3rd Grade Science
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