University of California Museum of Paleontology
ClipbirdsAdd to list Details
In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population.
Weathering and ErosionAdd to list Details
In this multi-station lab, learners conduct a series of experiments to explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion.
XenosmilusAdd to list Details
Learners imagine they are paleontologists in Florida, where they find (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time.
Mystery TubesAdd to list Details
Learners investigate a pre-constructed mystery tube to determine its interior mechanism.
Dogs and TurnipsAdd to list Details
Learners turn over a random selection of cards from a larger set. From the words revealed, they try to determine the sentence represented on the larger set of cards.
Exploring Bouncing BallsAdd to list Details
Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce.
Number PatternsAdd to list Details
In this lesson, learners are challenged to discover the relationship among six numbers.
Mystery Boxes for Grades 3-5Add to list Details
Learners manipulate opaque, sealed boxes and attempt to determine their interior structures. Each box contains a moving ball and one or more fixed barriers.
Traveling Through Different LiquidsAdd to list Details
Learners observe and record what happens when they manipulate bottles containing a liquid (water or corn syrup) and one or more objects (screw, nail, paper clip).
Heating and Cooling of the Earth's SurfaceAdd to list Details
Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down.