Paleo Cookie Dig

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
1 2 3
Organization:University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
Summary:"In this activity, students examine a variety of soil samples and then conduct a simulated """"""""dig"""""""" in a grid of no-bake cookie bars. Students are introduced to the concept of a dig site and the use of simple grids."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2; Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; LS4.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-LS4-1; 4-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: dinosaur; elementary school; fossil; k-3; k-5; k-5 geosource; paleontology
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