ERIC Number: ED307154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Building Fossils in the Elementary School and Writing about Them Using Computers.
Schlenker, Richard M.; Yoshida, Sarah
This material describes a fossil-building activity using sea shells, chicken bones, and plaster for grade one through three students. Related process skills, vocabulary, computer principles, time requirements, and materials are listed. Two methods of building the fossils are discussed. After building the fossils, classes may be divided into pairs of students. Students are allowed to examine their fossils, compare the fossils with the real object, conduct a class discussion, and make a hypothesis about what it might mean if the fossils are not good duplications of the original. Children may write their reports using a computer/word processing program. Four activities for curriculum extension are suggested. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. Pacific Region.