Reflection: Joy How Fossils Form Part 1 - Section 3: Part 1 Wrap Up


This was a fun lesson, however student were pretty unfocused once I brought the chocolate out. I didn't realize how much I would dislike using food as a science model until the middle of this lesson.  I had to really work hard to keep my student focused, but in the end, I'm not sure how much students connected this activity with the process of fossils forming. To do this again, I might try clay and add in some other non food activities like this interactive game.

  Fun but unfocused
  Joy: Fun but unfocused
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How Fossils Form Part 1

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 8 of 18

Objective: SWBAT compare and identify fossils and explain how fossils are formed.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students model the process of fossilization by making fossils using small toy figures and melted chocolate.

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Science, earth, fossils, rocks
  48 minutes
chocolate fossils
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