Lessons in this Chapter:

11.1 Fossils

11.2 Relative Ages of Rocks

11.3 Absolute Ages of Rocks

Notes

Studying fossils from the standpoint of Earth Science is more about how they form and how we date them – but it’s always fun to study fossils. For an activity, you can make your own fossil cast (a little messy and involved), purchase a fossil kit, or, if you want something easy and quick, make the paper model listed under the Arts and Crafts Tab.

This is also a great time to check out a local museum to look at fossils.

Printables

Plethora Activity Sheets

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Other Worksheets and Handouts

How Fossils Form – Reading and questions

The West Coast Fossil Park has a series of readings and worksheets that are excellent if your student is very interested in learning more.

Hands-On Activities

How To Make a Fossil Cast

Discovering Fossils

If you’d like an activity to do, there are many kits sold where your child can “unearth” a fossil, like these:

Extension Ideas

DIY Paleontologist Skill

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