• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Unit One Science Standards

Lesson One - Three Hole Bottle Demo

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations.

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Two - Scientific Method Worksheet

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • Scientific Method Today

Lesson Three - Blind Men of Indostan Poem

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Four - Can You Spot the Scientific Method?

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Five - Performing an Experiment

Colorado Model Content Standards

1. Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

6. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Six - Observations and Inference

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence
  • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models.

Content Standard G

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Seven - Fortune Teller Fish

Colorado Model Content Standards

Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Design and conduct scientific investigations
  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence
  • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models.
  • Communicate and defend a scientific argument
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Observations and Inference Quiz

Colorado Model Content Standards

1. Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

6. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Nine - Qualitative vs. Quantitative Worksheet

Colorado Model Content Standards

1. Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

6. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Lesson Ten - Cookie Lab

Colorado Model Content Standards

1. Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

6. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Design and conduct scientific investigations
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Unit 1 Exam

Colorado Model Content Standards

1. Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

3.4 Students know and understand how organisms change over time in terms of biological evolution and genetics.

6. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understand common connections among scientific disciplines.

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard A

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard C

  • Biological evolution

Content Standard D

  • Origin and evolution of the earth system

Content Standard G

  • Nature of scientific knowledge

Did You Know?

Photo of burning piles in the snow near the boundary of Florissant Fossil Beds

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is actively involved in fire mitigation and conducts prescribed burns every winter.