This section is designed to provide educators and students with handouts, demonstrations, and suggestions for classroom activities, which foster an interest in the earth sciences. As material is made available, we will add it to this section. If you have suggestions, or would like to volunteer material that you think is useful in the classroom, call Steve Greb (859)-323-0542 or send a message by e-mail to greb@uky.edu for more information. We welcome your original contributions.

It's About Time

Exercises and activities to demonstrate geological time using paper, clocks, calendars, fields, etc. Also, notes and images of important dates in geologic time.

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Geologic and Paleontologic Cookbook

Recipes that use food to demonstrate earth science concepts during class or at the dinner table.

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How Fossils Form Activities

Links to activities that demonstrate how fossils form.

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Trilobite Masks

An activity in which students use paper plates to make masks based on fossils of trilobites. Great for Mardi Gras!

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Draw T. rex.

Activity in which students use knowledge of modern animals to accurately flesh out the skull of a T. rex.

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Can You Find…on the "Progression of Life" Poster?

Activity in which students use knowledge of modern animals to accurately flesh out the skull of a T. rex.

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Fossil Shapes Extension Activity

Activity in which students try to determine the shape of a three-dimensional object from two-dimensional slices through the object.

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Virtual Trip to Fossils at the W.T. Young Library Download PDF

Fact Sheet about Fossils at William T. Young Library Download PDF

Last Modified on 2020-02-24
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