Engage: Energetic videos and songs

Mr. Parr Song 2:14

Fossil Anthem Song 3:14

Short video 3:14

A series of pictures from fish alive to dying and then becoming a fossils which is excavated by a paleontologist

Bill Nye video 23:03


Lesson 1: Pass around Fossil Samples
Sample fossil: students sketch, draw, describe,and generate questions about each sample

Lesson 2: Pictures that model the process of fossilization
Use rich images: Explore each image to generate questions, descriptions, and describe each ancient plant or animal habitat.

Lesson 3: Nova Video Lesson

Big Question: What else do you want to know about these fossils?