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PRINT Paleontology Primary Level Unit Study


Let's go on an adventure back in time! This unit study is designed to guide elementary-aged learners aged 6-12 on an in-depth Paleontology exploration that will not only provide a thorough study of the subject at hand, but will also involve students in the process through immersive, experiential learning opportunities. Consistent, gentle, and easy-to-follow structure encourages internalization and personal connection with each module.

This unit study will be delivered to your door in printed format as a coil-bound, full-color book with a glossy cover ready for use. Click here to purchase the digital PDF version of this unit study. The book is non-consumable, meaning that writing will be done in a separate notebook or in your preferred Harbor + Sprout Companion Notebook available in either physical print or digital PDF format.

Be sure to add the Paleontology Primary Level Workbook, available in both digital PDF and physical print formats! These workbooks are not required to complete the unit study; however, they add enriching dimension to the learning experience.

This unit study includes 20 modules. Each module is made up of 3 parts:

  1. Information: This is the reading portion of the module. The reading can be completed independently or with help from an adult. You may take one day or more to complete the reading.
  2. Notebooking Prompts: In the notebooking section of each module, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your reading in a way that is unique to you. 
  3. Activities: Each module contains a selection of activities and hands-on learning experiences to choose from. These activities span the range of learning styles and are meant to be completed at whatever pace feels most comfortable to you.  

Click here to download a free sample of a Primary Level Unit Study!

The modules in the Paleontology Primary Level Unit Study include:

  • Module 1: The Science of Paleontology
  • Module 2: Vertebrate Paleontology: Fish and Amphibians
  • Module 3: Vertebrate Paleontology: Reptiles and Mammals
  • Module 4: Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Module 5: Paleobotany
  • Module 6: Micropaleontology
  • Module 7: Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology
  • Module 8: Fossil Formation
  • Module 9: Fossil Families
  • Module 10: What Fossils Teach Us Today
  • Module 11: A World of Dinosaurs
  • Module 12: What Did Dinosaurs Sound Like?
  • Module 13: The Extinction of the Dinosaurs
  • Module 14: Jurassic Park
  • Module 15: Paleontological Discoveries Around the World
  • Module 16: Geologic Time Scale and Dating Techniques
  • Module 17: Paleontologist Tools
  • Module 18: Famous Paleontologists- Focus on Mary Anning
  • Module 19: Becoming a Paleontologist
  • Module 20: Paleoart- Focus on Charles R. Knight

Each module has a list of pertinent subject applications including science, nature study, language arts, writing, history, geography, art, music, math, and life skills. Writing and language arts are also inherently woven into the whole unit through notebooking. Enjoy your adventure in deep history!

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Click here to download a free Primary Level Unit Study sample!