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Fossils Online Unit NGSS 3-LS4-1, 4-ESS1-1 and Utah SEEd 4.1.3

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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45 pages
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Description

Online Fossils Unit: Students will be completely engaged with the rich science information and fossil activities! Includes fossil worksheets that are fillable and online and informational text reading passages on fossils  Completely paperless and works great with Google Classroom. Students will think critically, read nonfiction passages, and engage in drag and drop activities. This resource addresses the disciplinary core ideas of Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity and Earth's Place in the Universe.

Standards Addressed:

NGSS 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. 

NGSS 4-ESS1-1. Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. 

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Utah SEEdStandard 4.1.3 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the stability and change in organisms and environments from long ago. Emphasize using the structures of fossils to make inferences about ancient organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include comparing a trilobite with a horseshoe crab in an ocean environment or using a fossil footprint to determine the size of a dinosaur. (LS4.A)

Standard 4.1.4 Engage in argument from evidence based on patterns in rock layers and fossils found in those layers to support an explanation that environments have changed over time. Emphasize the relationship between fossils and past environments. Examples could include tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas and rock layers with marine shell fossils found above rock layers with land plant fossils. (ESS1.C)

This resource is also aligned with CCSS for reading informational text and includes five pages of nonfiction passages on fossils and fossil evidence. Students will learn how fossils are formed and about the different types of fossils.

This resource includes the nonfiction passages, response pages with text-dependent questions, lesson plans, answer keys, and a review game. Great reading passage with comprehension questions on fossils!

The following science concepts are addressed:

fossils as evidence of life long ago

types of fossils

true form fossils

trace fossils

mold fossils

cast fossils

how fossils are formed

sedimentary rock layers

changes in the landscape over time

paleontologists

what we can learn from the fossil record

fossilization

fossil evidence

This is an online unit. If you are looking for a printable unit on the same topic see Fossils Printable Unit

If you have questions about my resources please contact me at lywilliams1@gmail.com

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45 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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NGSS3-LS4-1
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.
NGSS4-ESS1-1
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. Examples of evidence from patterns could include rock layers with marine shell fossils above rock layers with plant fossils and no shells, indicating a change from land to water over time; and, a canyon with different rock layers in the walls and a river in the bottom, indicating that over time a river cut through the rock. Assessment does not include specific knowledge of the mechanism of rock formation or memorization of specific rock formations and layers. Assessment is limited to relative time.

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