I. We demonstrate and discuss the geologic factors that can occasionally lead to (but more-likely destroy) fossils.
II. Your class creates their own prehistoric animals and we walk them through the interactive story of these creatures' fossilization.
III. Your class then helps us analyze some actual fossils and draw conclusions about what life must have been like millions of years ago.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the concepts throughout the program.
To analyze fossils and use clues to determine an organism's habitat, lifestyle, and biology.
To discover the process and likelihood of a fossil forming
To determine how scientists interpret fossil evidence
To distinguish between what is and what is not a fossil
NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
Properties of earth materials
Changes in earth and sky
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
E.SE.03.13 Recognize and describe different types of earth materials (mineral, rock, clay, boulder, gravel, sand, soil).
E.SE.03.22 Identify and describe natural causes of change in the Earth's surface (erosion, glaciers, volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes).
E.ST.04.31 Explain how fossils provide evidence of the history of the Earth.
E.ST.04.32 Compare and contrast life forms found in fossils and organisms that exist today.
L.EV.05.13 Describe how fossils provide evidence about how living things and environmental conditions have changed.