• Students will be shown examples of different kinds of fossils
• Your educator will list the steps for the formation, preservation and extraction/study of fossils
• Together, the class will determine if any fossil plants or animals from the assemblages compare with present day organisms
• Your educator will explain the geologic time periods associated with the fossils being analyzed
Time is allowed for questions during and after the program is completed.
• Define fossil and have examples of different kinds of fossils
• List the steps for the formation, preservation and extraction/study of fossils
• Analyze up to 6 assemblages of fossil plants and animals to determine ancient environments and ecosystems
• Determine if any fossil plants or animals from the assemblages compare with present day organisms
• Identify the geologic time periods associated with the fossils being analyzed
Please see Ohio Standards below.
OHIO ACADEMIC LEARNING STANDARDS
Grade 1: Life Science – Basic Needs of Living Things
• Living things survive only in environments that meet their needs
Grade 1: Math – Measurement and Data
• Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.
Grade 1: ELA – Speaking and Listening SL1.2
• Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented in various media and other formats (e.g., orally).
Grade 2: Life Science – Interactions within Habitats
• All organisms alive today result from their ancestors, some of which may be extinct. Not all kinds of organisms that lived in the past are represented by living organisms today.
Grade 2: Math – Measurement and Data
• Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
Grade 2: ELA – Speaking and Listening SL2.3
• Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Grade 3: Earth and Space Science – Earth’s Resources
• Some of Earth’s resources are limited
Grade 3: Mathematics – Geometry
• Reason with shapes and their attributes.
• Represent and interpret data.
• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
• Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
Grade 3: ELA – Speaking and Listening SL.3.3
• Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Grade 4: Life Science – Earth’s Living History
• Fossils can be compared to one another and to present-day organisms according to their similarities and differences
Grade 4: Mathematics - Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
• Generate and analyze patterns.
Grade 4: ELA – Language Standards L.4.4
• Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies