Below are a variety of lesson plans developed to help students gain an understanding of geology, paleontology, science, and history at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
These activities are great for stand alone, in-class lessons or as pre and post trip materials for a visit to the Monument.l
Most of the activities require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. Downloads are available for individual lessons as well as for the entire unit. All PDF files contain answer keys.
The Paleontologist's Path
Paleontology Curriculum for High School Students
This High School Curriculum was developed by National Park Service Staff using grants from the The National Park Foundation, Parks as Classrooms, and Canon USA.
Paleontology Curriculum for College Students
Views of the National Parks
Teaching with Historic Places
Did You Know?
Weevils are a type of beetle, and they are among the smallest complete fossils found in the Florissant fossil beds. The fossil pictured here is less than 3 millimeters long, which is a little larger than the head of a pin but smaller than a pencil eraser. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...