Students have the opportunity to play paleontologist, as they sift through fossilized sediment to find shark teeth, shells and more!
Learn about the many kinds of fossils there are, how they are made, and what various fossil types can tell us about ancient life, while preparing to embark on a mini fossil dig.
Next, analyze and compare findings to a fossil identification guide, using the scientific process to determine the origin of fossils uncovered.
This interactive, hands-on, inquiry based lab presentation is great for grades 2nd and up, and a wonderful reinforcement for TEKS earth science objectives.
Book this program, and see what it’s like to be a paleontologist for a day!
Recommended for 2nd Grade and above
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!