Fossils

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Dig into fossil formation with our engaging Fossils Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to define fossil, compare and contrast types of fossils, and explain fossil formation.  Engage creative imagination as students ponder what belongings they would want stored with their mummified body.

Fossils Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Fossils.
  • Fossil Naming Activity
  • Fossil Practice Worksheet
  • Fossil Homework Sheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources

Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

Description

Dig into fossil formation with our engaging Fossils Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to define fossil, compare and contrast types of fossils, and explain fossil formation.  Engage creative imagination as students ponder what belongings they would want stored with their mummified body.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Display the chicken and other meat bones for students to view. Ask: What kind of animal did the bones come from?  How do you know?  Do you think we could learn more about the animal by studying the bones?
  2. Allow for students’ responses and discussion. Ask students if they believe the bones are fossils. (Yes.) Lead the discussion introducing fossils and how they help scientists learn about the past.
  3. Distribute Fossils content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance student understanding.
  4. Distribute the Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Distribute the scissors, glue, and construction paper (different colors).
  5. Allow students Internet access to complete the activity. Encourage students to use other sites to discover more information about the different dinosaur fossils.
  6. Once completed, allow student volunteers to share the information found during the research.
  7. Distribute the Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  9. In closing, ask students: If 5,000 years from now, your mummified body was found in ice, what belongings would you want people to find next to you and why?
  10. Allow for student responses and discussion.

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.6,   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4,   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4,   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4,   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more science resources? Check out our other Science Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science

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KF
02/07/2019
kim f.
US

fossils great resources

I have not used it yet. I do not always use the lesson plan but love the resources that come with the material. I have always seen a reading section with it and that is not always easy to find at least not something short. The question and answer are always great to check for understanding.

KM
10/05/2017
Kim M.
US

The fossil packet ROCKS! :)

Easy to read and lot of information. My kids really enjoyed the labeling activity...

JS
09/27/2017
Jean S.
US

Fossils

Students enjoyed the interactive fossil matching activity. They were able to learn about the various kinds of fossils and then answer questions about them. Great resource.

KJ
03/28/2017
Kjirsten J.
US

Fossils

It was a great resource to use for my fossil unit and I'm grateful I found it to help my students!