Math Science Nucleus Field Trips
California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Fossils (1-6)   Students learn the different animals that lived in the Fremont area during the Pleistocene including mammoths and sabretooth cats.  They will go on a scavenger hunt in the Museum.  They will compare the present with the past.  Learn about fossil excavations by sorting through fossils and receive a fossil shark tooth.  They go on a scavenger hunt of the museum looking for items in each hall.  Classes are leveled to the specific grade.  Limit: 2 classes;  64 students

The following are activities students will do
1. Observe, identify, and compare living and fossil organisms (Present is Key to Past)
2. Look at Moroccan fossils
3. Identify and sort fossils from the Moroccan mixture
4.  Read Mammoth Mary
5. Label and receive a fossil shark tooth.
6. Take a fossil hunt adventure in the museum with a scavenger hunt.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Standards arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit


  The History of Planet Earth

Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe. (2-ESS1-1)

  Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
Some kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere. (Note: moved from K-2) (3-LS4-1)

ESS1.C:  The History of Planet Earth

Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes over time due to earth forces, such as earthquakes. The presence and location of certain fossil types indicate the order in which rock layers were formed. (4-ESS1-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

Kindergarten: Investigation (4 d,e)
Second Grade: Earth Science (3b,e)
Third Grade :Life Science (3 b)