Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Students are introduced to fossils and are asked to prepare a report for a brief presentation on their specific fossil and time period of the fossil.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

plate tectonics geology mantle core crust planets sun weather climate extinction change evolution

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.7.A: Science

analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental;

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.05: 21st Century Science

cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.06: 21st Century Science

formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.08: 21st Century Science

use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.09: 21st Century Science

demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth and environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.02: 21st Century Science

use pictures to show cyclical processes in nature (e.g., nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, or water cycle).

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.26: 21st Century Science

associate plant and animal life forms with specific geologic time periods.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.02: 21st Century Science

construct a variety of useful models of an object, event, or process.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.03: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast changes that occur in an object or a system to its original state.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.05: 21st Century Science

cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.06: 21st Century Science

formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.07: 21st Century Science

apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.08: 21st Century Science

use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.09: 21st Century Science

demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.2.31: 21st Century Science

determine the relevant age of rock layers using index fossils and the law of superposition.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.02: 21st Century Science

construct a variety of useful models of an object, event, or process.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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Emily Denbo
April 10, 2013

I really liked how this lesson started off with a brainstorming session for the students to write down what they know, and compare this to the rest of the classes ideas. I also love the idea to keep the sheets up on the wall for the students to keep adding on to throughout the unit. I also thought the organization of each individual activity was awesome! I wonder what exactly "research day" would consist of and wish there was more detail on the final assignment section to explain what exactly "quick presentation" day is and other details. Overall I love the idea! Creative and fun way to talk about a potentially boring topic.

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Curriki Review System
June 26, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of Unit 4: LIfe on Earth: Past and Present, which is part of the larger resource Earth Systems Science Curriculum. This larger resource received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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