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Fossils!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore what fossils are, how they are formed, what different types there are and why they are significant to both our present and past geology history. They participate in a hands on fossil observation of their choice and...
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Fossil Formation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fossil is worth a thousand words! Individuals craft their own amber fossil of an insect in addition to molds and casts of seashells. A third activity takes the lesson a notch higher: Learners measure stride lengths between tracks and...
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Making Fossils

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the differences between cast and mold fossils. They discuss geological time and how many fossils are millions of years old, then create a cast fossil using clay and a shell, and a mold fossil using a shell and...
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The Rock and Fossil Record

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Go deep in your paleontology unit with this spectacular set of slides! It introduces viewers to the types of fossils, a few famous fossils, and the geologic eras. This is done with easy-to-read text, diagrams, photos, and even videos. 
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ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Instructions for two terrific ancient history lessons for your primary paleontologists are provided in this resource. The first involves the creation of fossil cast replicas using plaster of Paris. The directions are detailed, but the...
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Faux Fossil Fun

For Teachers K - 8th
Elementary schoolers investigate how fossils are created by reproducing the process of creating an impression and filling it with a hardening material. The art lessons from this source are just fantastic! The lesson plan is well-written...
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What are the Different Kinds of Fossils?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine different types of fossils. In this fossil lesson, students investigate the attributes of mold fossils, trace fossils, cast fossils, and true form fossils. Pupils create their own fossil samples.
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Fossil Adventure

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create a book about the process of a dinosaur becoming a fossil.  In this earth science lesson, students are taught about fossils and create a book that tells what happened to a dinosaur's bones after they die.
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Fossils and our Past (part 1 of 3)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate how some extinct organisms resemble organisms that are still alive today. They watch and discuss the Magic School Bus video about fossils, then create clay fossil imprints, matching the imprints to plaster of...
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Identifying Fossils

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create model fossils.  In this fossils lesson, students view pictures of fossils and compare and contrast these fossils.  Students read about fossils and create a database chart with the facts they learn.  Students construct...
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Fossil Impressions of Ancient Life

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners make a mold using Plaster of Paris and then make a cast using that same mold. They pick a fossil and describe how it looks. They write a fictionalized story about its life, or burial. (
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Candle-Wax Fossils: Casts, Molds, and Impressions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine and define fossils. They create their own impressions and molds in clay and candle wax, making external and internal molds.
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What Do We Learn From Fossils?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate what a fossil is and how it came to be.  In this fossil lesson plan, students examine pictures of skeletons and identify characteristics that can and cannot be determined by a fossil.  Students complete diagrams of a...
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Fossils

For Students 7th - 9th
For this fossil worksheet, students match six terms with their definitions about types of fossils and they circle the proper term to make nine statements true about preservation of fossils.
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Fossil Adventure

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners work as a class to write a general definition of fossil based on their discussion and examine pictures of the different types of fossils. Once discussion is complete, they write and illustrate a book about a T Rex that has died...
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White Glue Fossils: Casts, Molds, and Impressions

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learners make impressions and molds in clay and them make casts with glue. After the glue dries students remove their fossils.
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Fossils: Observing, Making and Learning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how fossils are formed. They analyze and draw a picture of a tyrannosaurus rex fossil cast, create a resin cast, plaster imprint and a plaster cast fossil using clay and plaster, and create a T-chart that compares animal...
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What is a Fossil?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this fossil worksheet, students are given twelve terms to find in a word search that are related to the types of fossils and the study of fossils.
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Fossils

For Students 7th - 9th
In this fossil learning exercise, students answer eight questions about the types of fossils, the characteristics of each type of fossil and the information fossils give.
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Back to the Past

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students label fossil imprints. In this Geology lesson, students view fossil imprints of several items. Students explain what a fossil is.
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DinoWorks

For Teachers 1st - 4th
DinoWorks is a paleontolgy kit that you can order from skullduggery.com. This resource has directions that come with it. Primary paleontolgists examine bone replicas of the Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops that you prepare...
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Earth's History

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate how fossils are formed. They analyze a photo of the Grand Canyon, and create a fossil cast and mold using plaster of paris and shells.
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Fossils: Clues to Ancient Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You can make your students amateur paleontologists with great fossil lesson plans.
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Fossils

For Students 7th - 12th
In this fossils instructional activity, students review the different types of fossils including index and trace fossils. This instructional activity has 6 matching and 9 true or false questions.