Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter

by Sally Walker

A Webquest for Fifth Graders


INTRODUCTION| TASK| RESOURCES| CONTENT STANDARDS |

PROCESS| EVALUATION | CONCLUSION| CITATIONS


INTRODUCTION

Have you ever found a rock that has an impression in it? If you have, you have found a fossil! What did the fossil look like? Where did you find it? Complete the fossil webquest today to discover interesting facts about fossils!


TASK

After reading the book Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter by Sally Walker, you will use the computer to learn about fossils.


RESOURCES


LANGUAGE ARTS CONTENT STANDARDS


PROCESS

Follow these steps to complete your fossil hunting quest:

1. As a class, read Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter by Sally Walker.

2. After reading, answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. Your responses should be written with complete sentences. You will need to scroll down for the information on the website:

What are fossils?

What is fossilization?

How does a plant or animal become a fossil?

Who studies fossils?

3.Find out where fossils are collected by visiting http://web.ukonline.co.uk/conker/fossils/how-to-collect.htm

4. Go to http://web.ukonline.co.uk/conker/fossils/how-to-collect.htm to find out what you need to collect fossils. On a piece of paper, make a list of what you need!

5. To review your knowledge of fossils, play the Fossil Game.

6. Print the Fossil Word Search and find all of the fossil words in the puzzle!


EVALUATION

You will be evaluated by your teacher using the following Rubric:

Areas of Evaluation
Excellent
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Followed directions
3
2
1
Stayed on task
3
2
1
Wrote definitions for each word
3
2
1
Used complete sentences in writing tasks
3
2
1
Completed list of needed items
3
2
1
Demonstrated legible handwriting
3
2
1

CONCLUSION

Hurray! You have completed your fossil hunting quest! Aren't fossils exciting to learn about? Next time you are on the playground or in your backyard, keep your eyes open for fossils!


CITATIONS

Amazon.com. Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter. April 23, 2002. <<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1575054256>>

Calvert Marine Museum. Fossil Word Search. April 23, 2002. <<http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/wordsearch.htm>>

Discovery Centre. Fossil Game. April 23, 2002. <<http://www.rom.on.ca/quiz/fossil/fosgame.html>>

Discovery Centre. Fossil Facts. April 23, 2002. <<http://www.rom.on.ca/quiz/fossil/fosgame.html>>

Kids Ark. How to Collect Fossils. April 24, 2002. <<http://web.ukonline.co.uk/conker/fossils/how-to-collect.htm>>

Oswego School. Fossil Sites. April 23, 2002. <<http://oswego.org/staff/cchamger/resources/fossils.cfm>>

Paleozoic Organization. Tucson Image Gallery. April 24, 2002. <<http://www.paleozoic.org/tucson/fossils.html>>

Walker, S. (2000). Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter. New York, NY: Lerner Publishing.


Created by Katie Sears, Spring 2002

Bowling Green State University Graduate Student