Lesson:Fossil finders

Author: Caitlin Schrein
NSF Graduate teaching fellow, Arizona State University

Area: Anthropology

Grade Level: 4-7



The following lesson engages students in a hands-on activity that will introduce them to the field of paleontology. Students excavate a mock fossil site created by the teacher and have to identify the “fossils” that they uncover using references such as field guides. The students also have to draw a scale map of their fossil site and share their findings with other students.



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Lesson Plan (pdf/doc)
ID Sheet (pdf/doc)