Lessons in this Chapter:

11.1 Fossils

11.2 Relative Ages of Rocks

11.3 Absolute Ages of Rocks


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.


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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