What is a Fossil?

Lesson Description

This lesson engages students in an exploration of fossils.  In this lesson, students will be introduced to the work of paleontologists by working in pairs to observe, draw, and make inferences about fossils.  Students will use their observations and their prior knowledge of the environment and modern day processes to make inferences about the environments in which fossilized organisms once lived.  Student pairs make predictions, compare results, and discuss their findings. Students will also learn about aspects of nature of science, including subjectivity, observations and inferences



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