1. Topic-
Evolution - Analyzing Fossils
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to compare different types of fossils.
2. Students will know that fossils are very old
3.Students will make a guess about their fossils.
4. Students will know at least one way that fossils are formed.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will assess if they have met the learning target "I can tell you one way that fossils form"
2. Students will work together to take data on fossils.
* mode of reporting based on IEP goals and ability
5. Materials and Aids-
1. set of 8 fossils
2. "Do now" worksheet
3. Smartboard lesson
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will copy learning target independently
2. Students will complete "do now" independently (w/unit vocab words)
3. Do now reviewed - intro to fossils.

B. Development-

Smartboard lesson - how fossils form.

C. Practice-

Fake fossil will be used to demonstrate how to analyze and take data on a fossil. Words to use will be generated by teacher and students and written on board.

D. Independent Practice-

In pairs or independently, students will take data on fossils.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. words written on board
2. Lesson read out loud
3. Key vocabulary read out loud.
4. Prompt hierarchy used for students who need scaffolding
5. Smartboard lesson and learning target written in small words where possible.
6. word box provided on do now activity.
7. Students with kinesthetic needs (fidgety or unengaged) may be asked to help during lesson w/lights, smartboard, handing things out, etc.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. class discussion
2. completed fossil data sheet

G. Closure-

1. Show students pictures of where the fossils came from.
2. Complete exit slips
3. All students hand in work in science box.
7. Evaluation-
1. Exit slips
2. Verbal assessment of students unable to express themselves w/writing

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