Hands-on Activities for Teachers


Welcome to our fossils site! This site was created by students from Carleton College as part of their Methods of Teaching Science course instructed by Professor Debby Walser-Kuntz. Our class is composed of students majoring in biology, chemistry, and geology. They all have an interest in becoming educators. We would appreciate any feedback you might have. Please refer any comments or questions to We hope you find this experience edifying.

Have fun!



Lesson Plans and Information for Teachers:

Fossil Dating and Geological Timeline Activities

Dinosaur teeth: structure and function activity

Fossilization: How do fossils form?


Extinction is not only found in fossils! Current Extinctions and Endangered Species


Features Favorable (or not) for Fossilization

Paleontologists and the Scientific Method


National Science Education Standards Homepage