Fossils

(1) Objectives

  • To discover what a fossil is.
  • To discover how a dinosaur becomes a fossil.
  • To discover the 5 types of fossils.

Procedure:

  • Discuss what a fossil is and how a dinosaur became a fossil.
  • Name the 5 types of fossils.
  • Divide the class into 5 groups, and have each group make 1 type of fossil using a flour, salt and water mixture.
  • Make step books describing each step of how a dinosaur became a fossil.

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(2) Objectives:

  • To discover what jobs are involved in digging up fossils.
  • To discover what is involved with each job.

Procedure:

  • Read Digging Up Fossils to the class.
  • Discuss the different jobs and what is involved to do them.
  • Have students choose a job and explain why they want to do that job.
  • Make a graph showing the number of students who chose each job.

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