BELLRINGER: Read the following facts and try to think of the profession the facts are describing.
- My job involves digging for fossils, performing experiments in labs, and writing about my findings.
- Part of my job is making educated guesses about what extinct animals and plants looked like.
- Some of the animals I study were HUGE. Some were as small as bacteria!
- The name of my profession comes from the name of a prehistoric age, but I actually study multiple ages, not just the one that is my profession’s namesake.
- One topic we study is how and why humans are different from animals.
1st Period: Alex J. (Moses K.)
3rd Period: Prasten H. (Braylon H.)
6th Period: Holden L. (Veronica L.)
WHAT WE’RE LEARNING:
Today, we will learn about fossil scientists and about some of the questions people must answer when we find an artifact.
WHY WE’RE LEARNING IT:
Today’s lesson gives us a more in-depth understanding of the cultural importance of items, both in the past and in the present.
BY THE END OF CLASS:
I can explain what a fossil scientist does.