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Fossils - PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Assignment: Students research information about fossils on the internet. Students collect several images of fossils. Students create a 3 slide PowerPoint / Google Slides / Keynote presentation using their images and information. Students save and or print their work.

Download: what-are-fossils-student-instructions.docx

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.7 Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.A

Download: rubric-for-slide-presentations.pdf

Slide 1 - What is a Fossil?

Students add a title: "What is a Fossil?" and add one picture of a fossil. Students add one or more sentences telling what a fossil is. Students add their name.

What is a Fossil?

Slide 2 - What is a Paleontologist?

Students add a title: " What is a Paleontologist?" and add one picture of a paleontologist working at a dig. Students one or more sentences telling what a paleontologist is.

What is a Paleontologist?

Slide 3 - Where are Fossils Found?

Students add a title: "Where are Fossils Found?" and add related picture. Students add one or more sentences telling where fossils are found.

Where are Fossils Found?

Fossils - Student Handout

Fossils - Student Handout