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Lesson Plans

Re: fossils

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Griswold, Charlotte (griswald)
Wed, 08 Oct 1997 19:53:56 -0700

HOw about having students bring in objects and imprinting them in clay,
or play dough and then casting them in Plaster of Paris? I make a
differentiation between fossils and artifact, nature made and man made,
and encourage them to find unsuual items to cast...they range from
actual animal bones, teeth, prints, real fossils, to plastic models of
dinos, lizards, star wars action figures (I just made that up, but waht
ever the current version.), and then the students have to dig them out
of the clay, and write an explanation about there possible
historical/archaelogiacal/art significance. If you want more infor, you
will have to write me and wait for the weekend.
Charlotte Griswold