About This Chapter
Fossils for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed for elementary school students who need to review information about fossils. You can assign these lessons at any time to show your students interesting facts about plant, animal and dinosaur fossils. The chapter also includes short quizzes that are designed to reinforce your students' understanding of basic fossil terms and concepts.
- Types of dinosaur fossils
- The fossilization process
- Plant fossils
- Animal fossils
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help learning about fossils will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about fossils.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding facts about different types of fossils
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about fossils
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about earth science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about fossils
- Students who struggle to understand their earth science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra earth science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the fossil topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about fossils.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands fossil facts by completing the Fossils for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Dinosaur Fossils Lesson for Kids: Types & Facts
Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. This lesson will introduce you to types of dinosaur fossils. You will also learn about the main types of fossils as well as some interesting facts.
2. Fossilization Process: Lesson for Kids
How do scientist know so much about dinosaurs and other animals who lived long ago? By studying the fossils they left behind. In this lesson, we will investigate fossils, see two basic types of fossils, and explore the process of how they form.
3. Plant Fossils: Lesson for Kids
Plant fossils include compressions, impressions, petrified fossils, casts, and molds. Learn about the different types of plant fossils, how they form, and what scientists can learn from them.
4. Animal Fossils: Lesson for Kids
Did you know the word 'fossil' comes from a Latin word that means to 'dig up'? Learn about the different types of animal fossils, how they form, and how they help scientists dig up information about the past in this lesson.
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- Branches of Science for Elementary School
- Climate for Elementary School
- Overview of Geology for Elementary School
- Insects for Elementary School
- Types of Weather for Elementary School
- Understanding Matter for Elementary School
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- Geologic Time for Elementary School
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- Landforms for Elementary School
- Spheres of the Earth for Elementary School
- Coastal Geography for Elementary School
- Bodies of Water for Elementary School
- Islands for Elementary School
- Lakes for Elementary School
- Landmarks for Elementary School
- Mountains for Elementary School
- Plateaus for Elementary School
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