Reflection: Lesson Planning What Do You Mean I Can Learn From a Fossil? - Section 2: Activity


While it might initially seem as though this covers information that students don't need, there are several videos in later lessons that discuss and connect back to this information.  This lays the foundation for students so they can continue to connect back to this information as they come to recognize the challenges associated with this work.  Prior to beginning this lesson, I asked the students if any of them had ever, at any point in their childhood, thought it would be cool to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones or Jurassic Park and most students had.  They liked the idea of being outdoors and surrounded by adventure.  It will be interesting to see if their perception changes over this unit.

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What Do You Mean I Can Learn From a Fossil?

Unit 6: Evidence of Common Ancestry
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze articles to determine the complexities and required skills of recovering fossils.

Big Idea: What we can learn from fossils? Dig 'em up, put 'em together, figure it out.

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