Have you wanted your students to learn about observing and writing accurate descriptions?  Then this activity is for you!  It is fossil-based…but teaching skills for use in any area of science.   This is a one-period long activity that has students:

Observing a sketch then describing it scientifically.

Identifying the number of different objects in a collection.

Sketching an object based on a scientific description.

And all based on trilobites – those amazing extinct marine animals.

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Trilobite ID