Sample Video 29: Geology 1: Explore! Fossils
41:31
Grades: 3 to 8

Learning about fossils begins with discovery and continues with meticulous investigation until the conditions are just right to remove the specimen from its natural environment. Then the real exploration begins in the laboratory. How can artifacts from our past teach us about about life before our time and help guide our future? Where can fossils be found? How can they be successfully extracted? What do they tell us about life on our planet before our time? View this archived program and find out.

Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 47: Explore Fossils Study Guide
Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the following Educate.Today video: Geology 1: Explore! Fossils.
Teacher Tool 306: Arts Integration Activity–Expressing Understanding Through Drama
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through drama. This teacher tool could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) you our your students choose.
Teacher Tool 307: Arts Integration Activity–Expressing Understanding Through a Graphic Novel
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an arts integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through the creation of a graphic novel. This activity could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) of your or your students' choice.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 322: How I Use the Website–Studying Fossils
In this teacher tool, an Educate.Today member shares an example of using the website with elementary students in their study of fossils. Have a lesson plan idea using Educate.Today resources that you'd like to share? Write it up and send us an e-mail to info@educate.today.
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