This set of 28 “Fantastic Fossils Task Cards” gets kids thinking about the formation of fossils, and how fossils are useful in learning about past organisms and their environment. Several cards match key concepts that are part of many states’ curriculum standards.
The first 24 cards use a multiple choice format. The last 4 cards are extended response questions, which require students to provide a written response similar to the format of state assessment items. I have included a set of blank cards to allow you to create your own questions about the topic if needed.
A full answer key is included. The student‐friendly answer document allows you or your students to correct their responses quickly and easily.
You may want to work through a few cards per day as a whole class, creating discussions around the responses. These cards also work well with literacy centers, work stations, partner activities, or as part of a whole class activity like Scoot.
The cards may be printed in color or grayscale format. They look best when printed on a high quality color laser printer. They can be laminated and used year after year with no additional copying needed (except for answer forms). You may also wish to use a ring or fastener to keep the cards attached as a set.
Comments by teachers who used this resource:
"These will be a great review before state testing! Thanks!"
"This set made me want some more of your task cards."
"This made my day and my kids loved it!"
"Cards really made students think!"
If you like this activity, check out my other Science Brain Builders task card sets:
Animal Adaptations Task Cards
Earth, Moon, and Sun Science Task Cards
Heating Up! Heat Energy Science Task Cards
All About Electricity Science Task Cards
All About Magnets Science Task Cards
Our Great Big Earth Task Cards
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