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Mass Extinction and Fossil Records

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The focus of a fossil-based lesson uses graphs and charts that allow young paleontologists to make inferences about events of mass extinction. They must apply their previous knowledge about fossil records in this final lesson of the...
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Fossil Myths: Cyclopes, Griffins, and Magic Fairy Bread

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fossils—not just intriguing, but helpful too! Scientists use the fossil record to support ideas throughout history. The video highlights some of the incorrect ideas that came from the fossil record. From cyclopes and griffins to...
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Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can we bend a fossil? Junior paleontologists explore the joint movements of extinct species in Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology series. The narrator works with a paleontology curator to show the experiments performed on the...
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Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Typically. when one thinks of palm trees, they rarely mention Wyoming ... yet Fossil Lake proves palm trees existed in this area back when it was a tropical paradise. The second video in a three-part series explores the history of Fossil...
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'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do all species evolve? A timeless video that is part of the "Eons" playlist explains the term living fossils. It presents the species that many believe haven't evolved over millions of years. It goes on to break down each assumption and...
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The Fossil Evidence for Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how scientists use fossil evidence to trace evolution of various species and methods used to date fossils.
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Fossils

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science activity, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle on fossils. They identify specific names of fossils and how to make a mold of one.
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Energy Conservation Lesson 1: Fossil Fuels and the Ticking Clock

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore energy production by participating in a class discussion. In this renewable energy instructional activity, students discuss the differences between solar, coal, wind and fossil fuel energy sources and why some are better...
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You Ol’ Fossil

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...
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Fossil Finds

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners study different animals and plants that have been fossilized, and the time involved. They recognize how scientific information is gathered and is always changing. Afterward, they make replicas of fossils with found-object...
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The Formation of Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in an activity in which they explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. They discover why the supply of fossil fuels is limited and practice using new vocabulary.
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Fossils: Rocking the Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists learn about animals and plants living today by understanding the fossil record. A helpful resource includes a brief explanation of the process to help scholars complete the online game. It also mentions the gaps in knowledge...
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Creating Fossil Prints

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners watch a demonstration on how to make a fossil. They define the word fossil and measure and mix the dough to make their own fossil print. They disover how one can use fossils to gather information about the past and share their...
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Fantastic Fossils

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn about the kinds of fossils and what scientists can learn from them.  In this earth science lesson, students are told how engineers and paleontologists work together.  Then students create a "fossil fondue" and write a...
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Scientists Find Fossils of T. rex Relative

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read a news article that describes scientists finding a fossil of a T. Rex relative in China. They view a picture of the G. wuccai. They respond to the reading using details and by revisiting the anticipation set of questions.
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Dinosaur! Fossil Rush: Tale of a Bone

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore 1870s when a "bone rush" led to amazing discoveries, as fossil-hunters risked life and limb in their quest for dinosaur remains. The class uses the attached visual encyclopedia to prep for a discussion on early paleontology. Two...
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Fossil-Fuelled Electricity - How it Works

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Thermal power is electricity generated by the burning of fossil fuels. Through a series of video clips and computer animations, youngsters learn about how coal is used to produce useful electricity. The website provides quizzes that are...
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Fun With Fossils

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students use images from Pics4Learning to study fossils. They make their own fossils using clay and plaster of paris. After a lecture/demo, students use their own hands, rocks or shells to make their fossil.
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Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation

For Students 6th - 12th
A paleontologist finds a fossil, but then what happens? An engaging video explains what happens to fossils once they make it back to the lab. It then demonstrates three different ways of excavating the fossil from the matrix. 
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Fossil Meteorites

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fossils ... from space? Science scholars discover evidence in a limestone quarry that helped researchers learn about a meteor shower that lasted hundreds of thousands of years through an interesting video from Brain Scoop's Fossils and...
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The Pre-History Proudly Presents: Face-To-Fossil

For Students 6th - 12th
An engaging interview allows scholars to get to know Proto Andy, a protoceratops fossil. Following along with the transcript, learners delve into six questions, including how he became a fossil, what he was like when he was alive, and...
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How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes cause mass extinctions, climate change, and physical alterations of our planet. They also create great fossil records, time markers in layers of Earth, and an interesting way to study geology. A video describes how one...
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Can We Get DNA from Fossils?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just how long can a fossil preserve DNA? It seems that DNA becomes unreadable after about 6.8 million years. Learn about the science that helped make this conclusion and the mistakes made along the way in a lesson from a PBS Eons video...
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Fossil Fuels: Facing the Issues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore energy by researching fuel usage on Earth. In this fossil fuel instructional activity, students define fossil fuels, the energy created by burning them, and the impact on the environment when using them. Learners conduct...

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