This packet allows students to explore the different types of fossils and how fossils are formed in an engaging approach. Includes fossil-making activities for student paleontologists, a modeling diagram, lots of fossils worksheets, and more. Ideal for grades 3-5 science. This packet contains all the resources below which align the study of fossils, student interest, and NGSS standards!
Make a Fossil: performed in Dixie cups and models how cast fossils are formed. Use natural objects or plastic animals from a dollar store. Teacher information and student activity sheets provided. Includes one-page Fossil Science Institute report.
The Traveling Continents: a cut and paste activity that uses blue construction paper and South America and Africa continent templates. Shows how the fossils found on both continents can be explained by the continents separating over time.
Petrified Fossils: An activity that demonstrates how some fossils are formed from petrification and crystallization. A saturated solution of Epsom salts is prepared and then poured over sponges that are cut in the shape of a bone. Teacher information and student activity sheets provided.
Fossil Worksheets: includes graphic organizers, fossil flipbook, fossil matching, writing prompts, fossil coloring sheet, fossil report sheet.
Fossil Posters and cards: 8 attractive posters and student cards
Extinct Species Timeline: students glue the extinct animal species to the correct year on the timeline. Includes 15 animal species that have become extinct.