Author: Sharon Janulaw
Overview: In this lesson students are shown illustrations of living things and extinct life forms, which they compare and categorize as living or extinct.
Grade Span: K2
Copy and cut out illustrations of extinct and living life forms from the Living and extinct forms sheet or use other sources of fossil and living things.
Gather a number of books of extinct life forms.
Time: 20 minutes
Grouping: Whole class
In the course of Earths history, most life forms have gone extinct or evolved into new forms. Some living things closely resemble ancient forms, while others are very different from anything that came before. Use the UCMP website to familiarize yourself with the history of living things so you can respond to students questions and enrich lessons with stories of your own.
Teacher Resources: A vast amount of information, as well as links to the world of paleontology, are provided at the University of California Museum of Paleontologys site.
Explore this link for additional information on the topics covered in this lesson:
Vocabulary: living, extinct
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