Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge How Fossils Form Part 2 - Section 1: Engage


After the previous lesson, I was worried that my students weren't connecting the process of fossils to the model.  Since I chose to use food, I was second guessing how focused my students were and questioned whether or not they understood the process of how fossils formed.  I felt I needed to slow the pace a little and use an animation or interactive website to guarantee that students understood the material.  This brief animation definitely helped my students connect the chocolate activity to the "real life" process of how fossils form.  


  Needed to make sense of model
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Needed to make sense of model
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How Fossils Form Part 2

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 9 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
  50 minutes
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