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Fossils Close Reading and Hands-on Unit


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Fossils Unit: Students will be completely engaged with the rich science information and fossil activities! Includes fossil worksheets and fossil interactive notebook flaps. This fossil integrated unit allows students to participate in critical thinking, read nonfiction passages, and engage in hands-on activities about fossils.

This resource includes:

  • directions for making a fossil replica
  • five pages of informational text passages
  • comprehension questions
  • response pages
  • answer keys
  • a review game

This resource addresses the disciplinary core ideas of Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity and Earth’s Place in the Universe. See more about teaching Fossils as Evidence of Earth’s History.

The labs use inexpensive materials such as a plastic bowl, modeling clay, seashell, and plaster of Paris (very inexpensive and can be purchased in any craft or home improvement store).