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Fossil Finder

from Roper Mountain

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Join our team as we use
evidence from fossils to understand what environments were like long ago. Students
will be sent out in groups to uncover fossils. The excavators will do the digging,
experts Paleontologists will identify the fossil, and the ecologists will
identify the environment the animal once lived in. Then the group will work
together to determine how that evidence provides us with an idea of what that location
was like long ago. 

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $100.00
Point to Point Premium: $100.00


The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $100 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

Length

40 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

4

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

About This Provider

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Roper Mountain

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Contact:
Jasmine Poor
jpoor@greenville.k12.sc.us
8643558930

Program Details

Format

1) Introduction of the program
2) Fossil definition
3) Petrification discussion
4) Group site digs
5) Gathering of evidence to make claim about the early environments of South Carolina

Objectives

Students will understand:
1) How gathering fossil evidence can provide insight into what environments were like long ago
2) Fossil evidence suggests that parts of South Carolina were once covered by ocean.
3) Identifying organisms that once lived provides evidence of characteristics of early environments and habitats.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

SC Science Standards
3.L.5B.3 – Construct scientific arguments using evidence from fossils of plants and animals that lived long ago to infer the characteristics of early environments.

Next Generation Science Standards:
3-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

State Standards

SC Science Standards
3.L.5B.3 – Construct scientific arguments using evidence from fossils of plants and animals that lived long ago to infer the characteristics of early environments.

Next Generation Science Standards:
3-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.