We found 221 reviewed resources for paleontology
Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3)Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
How to Fossilize YourselfLesson Planet
5 mins 4th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is an unusual question: How can I become a famous fossil for future generations to examine and adore? It is from this comical perspective that viewers learn how fossilization occurs. Show this for your middle school paleontologists...
Dinosaur! Fossil Rush: Tale of a BoneLesson Planet
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...
Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time CapsuleLesson Planet
5th - 6th
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based instructional activity, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each...
VARVES: Dating Sedimentary Strata: Geology, Paleontological PatternsLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Students count the number of varves (annual layers of sediment) in shale billets, taken from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. The count is then extended to reflect the entire 260 meters of sediments where the billets originated.
Great Minds: Mary Anning, "The Greatest Fossilist in the World"Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th
How would you feel if you made a scientific discovery and weren't recognized because of your gender? Mary Anning basically founded paleontology, but she could never publish her own discoveries. From discovering how to clean fossils and...
What a Dinosaur Looks like under a MicroscopeLesson Planet
9 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do scientists determine the age of a dinosaur when it died? Viewers earn how scientists make slides of dinosaur fossils and how they use these images to determine age at death. Part of a larger Eons series from PBS, these beautiful...
Worksheet: The Geological Time ScaleLesson Planet
6th - 9th
After reading a passage about geological time and fossil evidence, Earth historians write answers to six questions about what they learned. They are also directed to design a board game that would teach players about the geological time...