STEM Lessons

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The following are lessons from the Middle School Paleontology kits that do not require the fossils within the kit.  All lessons meet both Colorado State Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  For more information regarding kits, visit this page.

Paleontology: Teacher Background Information  This is a reference guide that provides a more in-depth discussion of topics covered in the kit

Lesson 1: Geologic Time

Lesson 2: Relative Dating and Stratigraphy

Lesson 3: Evolution Note: This version has been adapted for the web.  It is best done with fossils from the MWC Paleontology Kit

Lesson 4: Biostratigraphy requires fossils from the kit

Lesson 5: Mass Extinction