Lesson Plan

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Fossils

Fossilized turtle tracks
Fossilized Turtle Tracks

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade
Subject:
Paleontology
Duration:
45 min.
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Colorado Academic Standard: Science 2.2 Comparing fossils to each other or to living organisms reveals features of prehistoric environments and provides information about organisms today.

Overview

During this introduction to fossils with a video and worksheet, students will be able to tell what a fossil is, how fossils are made, identify several different types of fossils, and understand how fossils tell us about the prehistoric environment.