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Paleo Cookie Dig
This activity teaches students about the concept of a dig site and the use of simple grids. Through observation, classification, and the use of graphs, students examine a variety of soil samples and then conduct a simulated dig in a grid of no-bake, pan cookies. An overview, skills, materials, and procedures are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server, may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-415
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology


Author: Sharon K. Heindel
Mammoth Hot Springs