Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, students will participate in a simulated fossil hunt or archeological excavation. Working in groups, they will excavate fossils or artifacts buried in a container and tag, number and label, and record the position and details of each object encountered. They will make site sketches as each layer is removed. When all the objects have been found, and all the information obtained, the group can compose a field report on the dig site that makes some inferences about the conditions that existed at the time the fossil/artifact was buried. A student worksheet is provided.

Subjects:

  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Paleontology
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL,Science -- Geology,High School,Science -- Paleontology,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Instructional issues,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110702203923163T,Life Science,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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