Fossils

Our Fossils lesson plan teaches students about fossils, including how to define them, how to compare and contrast types of fossils, and about fossil formation. Students also learn important lesson vocabulary.

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Our Fossils lesson plan prepares students to define fossil, compare and contrast types of fossils, and explain fossil formation. During this lesson, students are asked to cut apart each of the given paper images and names of fossils, match the image to the correct name, and glue them onto a poster, including additional information they found from doing research on the internet. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define fossil, compare and contrast types of fossils, and explain fossil formation.

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

 

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subject

Science, Video

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    PN
    04/26/2021
    Paula N.
    US US

    Nice resource

    I loved the photos that were a part of this resource and the part where students could number the steps of fossil formation. I wish this were more closely alligned with the current NGSS standards. The questions included were very traditional and designed for fact recall, not critical thinking.

    NW
    01/01/2021
    Nikki W.
    US US

    Fossils

    Very in-depth lesson Plan. Thank you.

    JM
    12/21/2020
    Jennifer M.
    US US

    Fossils

    The visuals and large fonts for words were perfect for my son on the spectrum. He had a good time matching the pictures of the fossils to their sources.

    RF
    09/24/2020
    Raquel F.
    US US

    Awesome

    My students enjoyed the resources that were provided on Fossils. Thank you so much!

    TN
    09/23/2020
    Traudel N.
    SG SG

    Fossils

    It was useful and I enjoyed using the resource. Thank you!