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  • Fossil Butte National Monument

    Fossil Education Kit

    fossil education kit contents

    This kit and curriculum is intended to aid teachers presenting the concepts of past life and fossils to second and third grade students. The guide is organized into four units: Unit 1, fossilization and human influences (second grade); Unit 2, adaptation, (third grade), Unit 3, community, (third grade) and Unit 4 human influences (third grade). It accompanies a traveling trunk that contains everything a teacher needs to teach about fossils.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Community, Paleontology, Physical Education, Social Studies, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho Standards; National Science Education Standards
    Keywords:
    fossils, paleontology, adaptations, community
  • The traveling trunk includes may useful items for teaching about fossils.

    The Traveling Trunk is available for grade levels 4-6 or 7-12.  It includes casts of horse skulls representing a portion of the evolution of horses, geologic samples from the Monument, books, DVDs, and a curriculum guide. The trunk provides a variety of information about Idaho, the Oregon Trail, as well as paleontology and geology. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Education, Paleontology
    Keywords:
    fossils, geology, Evolution, horses, Pliocene Epoch