Discover how fossils are formed, what makes for a great fossil, and how paleontologists find them and dig them up.
Chevron Earth Science On Wheels: Focus on Fossils takes an in-depth look at the world of fossils: exploring how fossils are made, where to locate them, and how they are found.
Students will learn the different methods of fossilization, the major fossil types, and how the environment and other elements help fossils to form.
See a demonstration of how paleontologists use molds and casts, and get up close with real fossil specimens from the Museum collections as you discover all the facts on fossils.
Want to know why scientists are so interested in fossils? From footprints to bones to petrified wood, Focus On Fossils shows you the amazing things fossils teach us about life millions of years ago!
Download TEKS-based curriculum below.
These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.
- Rock your geology objectives by complementing your program with Earth’s Wild Ride in the Discovery Dome and a presentation of Docents To Go: Rocks and Minerals in the Geology Jam package!
Continue your tour of Texas with the Traversing Texas package! This includes programs on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, migration patterns, and the starry night sky over the Lone Star State. Keep moving forward with a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Motion Commotion program and a showing of We Choose Space in the Discovery Dome to experience the Technological Wonders package!