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Link to Resource: http://www.agiweb.org/education/aapg/invest/invest6.html
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Summary:Fossils are records of past life. Many young students are fascinated by dinosaur fossils or images of dinosaurs from movies, but they don't understand how scientists find fossils. In this investigation, students will be introduced to the concept of digging for fossils through a simulated paleontology dig using a grid and a chunky cookie bar. In this activity, students will be able to explain methods used by paleontologists in finding and sorting potential fossils. In this activity, students will be able to explain methods used by paleontologists in finding and sorting potential fossils.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS3.C; LS1.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS1-1; 4-ESS1-1; 5-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-3; K-LS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; fossil; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; paleontology
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