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Looking Back Through Time


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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Looking Back Through Time

In this activity, learners create their own archaeological profiles. In doing so, learners will discover the fundamental nature of an archaeological site: objects and features found deeper in the ground were placed there before those found higher up. Learners will also practice the important archaeological skill of profile mapping. This activity is featured on pp.12-13 (part of a lesson that begins on p.8) of the "Treasures of the Earth: Discover Clues to the Past" unit of study for grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
    • Earth's History
      • Archeology
      • Geologic Time
      • History of Life
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • The Scientific Worldview
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories


  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • AAA Insurance
  • Indianapolis Honda Dealers
  • Key Bank
  • National Geographic

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