Our students are academically, economically, and culturally diverse. They have a variety of different experiences that add to the diversity in our classroom. Over fifty percent of our students receive free lunch, which is greater than the state average. We were awarded STEM certification in November of 2018. This is a great honor since we are the first public, Title one elementary school awarded in Idaho. The ongoing training helps us to design and differentiate rigorous lessons and learning sequences that are intended to meet the needs of all learners.
The replicas of an allosaurus, dinosaur tooth, fish fossil, rock, and an amber insect will help student identify the different fossil types. Each of the fossils will be used to demonstrate how each fossil is formed differently. As my students learn about each type they will be provided the opportunity to have a hands on experience with each fossil that will highlight the differences and similarities of each specific fossil type.
As students observe each of the fossils, they will write down their observations and any identifying characteristics.
They will be able to use their new found knowledge to continue identifying fossil types through out the paleontology unit.
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