Second Grade Lesson Plan: Digging for Fossils

2nd Grade Science Content Standards: Earth Sciences

3. Earth is made of materials that have distinct properties and provide resources for human activities.

B. Students know smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks.

D. Students know that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and that scientists learn about the past history of Earth by studying fossils.

2nd Grade Science Content Standards: Investigation and Experimentation

4. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations.

F. Use magnifiers or microscopes to observe and draw descriptions of small objects or small features of objects.

G. Follow oral instructions for a scientific investigation.

Students will turn into archeologists during this Fossil lesson. They will learn how to divide and label a dig site simulating what the professionals do!

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