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Uncovering Fossils

Q: Where can the world’s oldest hominid fossils be found?
A: 3.5 million-year-old fossils can be found in South Africa. Uncover history with Discovery Student Adventures.


Illustration of brain with question marks



The dog named Jam is heavier than the dog named Jelly.
Copper weighs more than Brandy but less than Pumpkin.
Brandy weighs more than Jelly.
Pumpkin weighs less than Jam.

List the dogs in the order of their weights, starting with the heaviest.

vocabulary matching


Capture your students' attention and get them ready to learn with these worksheets.  Try this vocabulary matching worksheet on the subject of animal classes with words such as "reptile", "extinction" and "queen".  Have your students match the word to the definition.


Lesson Plans

Weather Maps

Students will:

  • Understand basic information about weather
  • Learn about different types of weather maps
  • Create and present national weather maps showing different conditions

Technology at Work

Students will:

  • Technology is defined as “any invention, including tools, machines, materials, techniques, and sources of power, that makes people’s work easier.”
  • The history of technology really begins in prehistoric times.

Create Your Own Native American Board Game

Students will:

  • discuss how games reflect a culture’s beliefs, priorities, and aspects of everyday life;
  • learn about a few games and toys of Native American children; and
  • analyze basic elements of a selected Native American tribe in order to apply them to the creation of an original board game that can be played by today’s children.

Math in Everyday Life

Students will:

  • Discuss how to solve word problems involving time and money
  • Work as a class to solve word problems focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and simple fractions
  • Work with a partner to make up their own word problems

Reading Strategies

Students will:

  • Learn that every story has a main idea and supporting details.
  • Find the main idea and several supporting details in a news story.