The Fossilization Game

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Link to Resource: https://www.nps.gov/teachers/classrooms/the-fossilization-game.htm
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2
Language:English
Organization:National Park Service (NPS)
Summary:The Fossilization Game is a role-playing fantasy activity that helps children understand fossilization processes. Students should be able to identify the conditions necessary for fossilization: hard parts (organisms that possess these have a much better chance of fossilization), rapid burial, and favorable conditions after burial.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A
Subjects: activities; dinosaur; elementary school; fossil; k-3; k-5 geosource; lesson; national parks; nps; paleontology
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