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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Earth has Many Layers
Description: This is a hands-on lesson that will help students explore what geologists do to study the different layers of the Earth. Students will work in cooperative groups to complete this activity. Students will also keep a Science Journal telling about their findings. This lesson will follow the Learning Cycle.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Science (3)
Title: We Can Dig It!
Description: In this lesson, third grade students will explore "fossils" by using chocolate chip cookies in an interactive fossil dig! Through creative problem-based learning that incorporates technology, students will work in collaborative groups to create a podcast about paleontology. After completing this group project, the students will be able to relate to paleontologists while understanding the significance of paleontology on the local environment.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Science (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: What are Fossils?
Description: In this lesson students will view fossils and learn about the way they are found and how they show evidence of prehistoric life. Students will then search for "fossils" and conduct an interview about how fossils are found. Students will utilize a graphic organizer to web their ideas on fossils.


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Fossil Webquest
http://www.ncsd.k12....
This is a web quest which allows students to act as archaeologists and research a "mysterious rock".

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Fossil Webquest
http://www.ncsd.k12....
This is a web quest which allows students to act as archaeologists and research a "mysterious rock".

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