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63 resources with the keyterm paleontology

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Dinosaur Traces

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify and interpret the type of evidence found at a typical dinosaur dig and mimic a paleontologist by taking crayon rubbings of simulated bone impressions. After the rubbings are taken, the students reconstruct the complete...
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in teams in this Webquest, to conduct research on selected Web sites and then report their findings. In this Evolution WebQuest, specialists (students) gather evidence from the fields of paleontology, anatomy and...
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Studying Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans: brain size, teeth, hand and thumb, trunk, pelvis, lower limb, foot and big toe. They then sort and group a set of mixed "fossil bones" of chimpanzee...
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It's All in the Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students think critically to determine fact or inference when examining sedimentary layers with embedded fossils. They are being introduced to geology as well as evolutionary biology.
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a unit on fossils, dinosaurs, and paleontology. They explore various websites, identify and classify different dinosaurs, describe the "Dinosaur Egg Project" and the technology being used, and compare/contrast two...
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Dinosaurs Are Dino-mite!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars complete a unit on dinosaurs. They explore various websites, create a dinosaur skeleton using pasta, construct a dinosaur diorama, write an essay, create a book about dinosaurs, and list and summarize theories about...
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Discovering Fossils

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students dig for and discover fossils in a classroom setting. They dig on a tarp to find, map, assemble, and photograph their discoveries.
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Fossils: Paleontology

For Teachers K
Students study the professional field of paleontology. They practice using digging and observation techniques that are used by paleontologists. Then they experiment with measurement techniques and concepts.
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Hunting Invertebrate Fossils in the Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students acquire a general knowledge of fossils and paleontology, the study of evidence of life in the past and identify the major invertebrate groups (phyla) commonly found in the fossil record.
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The Great Fossil Find - Reconstructing the Pieces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers go on an imaginary fossil hunt. They follow a script read by the teacher, students "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature. They attempt to reconstruct fossil pieces into an animal.
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Teaching with The Mammoth Mystery

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use a website to research and summarize findings on the earliest mammoth found east of the Mississippi River. They write a paragraph, make an outline and join key words into meaningful sentences to summarize their research.
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Daily Dig Checklist

For Students 3rd - 6th
If you are staging an archaeology or paleontology simulation, here is a checklist that you can post for your diggers. It lists reminders for how to prepare for the dig, as well as reminders for wrapping up. 
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Fossils

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discuss the work of a paleontologist and examine several fossils and books on paleontology. They use clay and Plaster of Paris to create a cast of an object and compare this activity to the formation of fossils in nature.
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Discover the science of archaeology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research archaeology. In this archaeology lesson, students conduct research about archaeology and one ancient culture. Students write a magazine article about an archaeological dig.
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Archaeology and Prehistoric Native Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the terms paleontology and archaeology and examine how they can help us learn about prehistoric Native Iowans.  In this archaeology lesson students discuss these terms and view a video on Native Americans. 
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How Do Animals Move?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the function of animal structures. In this paleontology lesson, 6th graders identify how animals move. Students will look at  individual animal structures and then determine their functions. Students will make...
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Paleontologists and Paleontology

For Teachers 2nd
In this paleontology lesson, 2nd graders discover the tools paleontologist use and how they use them to uncover fossils. Students also create their own fossils, read Digging up Dinosaurs, and deepen their understanding through a class...
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Practicing Paleontology

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this paleontology worksheet, students use newspaper, fossils, a ruler, and more to discover what is inside a fossil. Students then answer 4 questions about their activity.
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Fossils

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research fossils to learn about dinosaurs and the time frame of the age. In this fossils lesson, students study pictures of paleontologists at work. Students study fossils and discuss them. Students create fossils from clay and...
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Poisonous Dinosaur

For Students 5th - 10th
In this dinosaur worksheet, students read about the debate concerning the evidence for dinosaurs with poisonous saliva. Then students complete 4 short answer questions.
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Paleontology Word Search

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this paleontology activity worksheet, students use the 15 words in the word bank to locate and identify them in the word search puzzle.
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What Do Fossils Tell About the Past?

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this fossils worksheet, students compare characteristics of fossils with living organisms currently found on the earth. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this paleontology matching worksheet, students match clues related to dinosaurs to scrambled words. Twelve words and clues are given.
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Dinosaur Daze

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students review, create, and inquire about dinosaurs, the fossilization process, and paleontology by successfully completing each of six classroom stations.