Fossils

A fossil is something left from a living thing that lived long ago that has turned into rock. Many fossils are plants and animals that are extinct, which means they're no longer living and none of its kind is left on Earth. In this movie, you'll explore different fossils, from plant imprints to dinosaur bones! You'll learn about fossilized nests, insects, footprints, and more! You'll find out how fossils form over thousands of years. Watch the movie to learn how scientists and paleontologists study fossils to learn about extinct plants and animals.

Dinosaurs Lesson Plan: Construct-A-Saurus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online science game) to help them explore dinosaurs and dinosaur adaptations. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Fossilization Sequencing Lesson Plan: How Bones Become Fossils

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore how a bone becomes a fossil. Students play a sequencing game recounting the steps of fossilization, and then create their own sequencing game. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Fossils Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about fossils. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Fossils. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Fossils Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about fossils. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Fossils topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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