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Fossils and Paleontology Educational Activities

From the National Park Service (previously featured in the 06-19-2020 Scout Report), this collection features more than 20 paleontology activities, lesson plans, and materials for elementary, middle, or high school classrooms. The resources were "developed by education specialists in the National Park Service, fossil sites, or museums across the country," which should assure science teachers that these materials will be appropriate for the classroom and engaging for students. Best of all, the resources feature site-specific elements from the country's iconic national parks, preserves, and monuments. For instance, the lesson "Make Your Own Fossils" gets students to produce fossils like those found at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Or, teachers can contact rangers from Agate Fossil Beds National Monument for a virtual field trip to see mammalian fossils in the plains of Nebraska. Whether the topic is stratigraphy, adaptation, biodiversity, animal behavior, or geology, teachers are sure to find something to integrate into their lessons. The page linked above also has contact information teachers can use to access older educational resources and additional materials.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2021/1210
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Date of Scout Publication
December 10th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 3rd, 2021 at 11:25am
Date Of Record Release
December 3rd, 2021 at 11:45am
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