Module 2: Investigating the Fossils
Note: There will be two options available at this point:
- Local students will have access to the actual fossils which I have collected, and will continue to collect in subsequent trips to the WNY area.
- Other students/teachers will have access to photos of my fossil collection and photos we took while filming the ‘virtual field trip’.
- Local students will be given samples will be given rock samples to examine and identify and extract fossils from. Note: This could also be videotaped and used to produce a segment for others to view who will not have access to the actual fossils. Also, teachers who have their own fossil collections, or who live in areas with access to local fossils, could incorporate theirs at this point of the unit.
- Students will produce dichotomous keys to classify and group the fossils in my collection. (One or more preliminary activities involving producing dichotomous keys will be necessary; I have several good examples to choose from).
View the Fossil Picture Slide Show video clip.