Teacher Review For Fossil Forensics

Fossil fun with scientific reasoning

Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Special needs
How I Use It
Students were given the opportunity to try and critique the game program. Most students were engaged and interested in the game flow content. However, as a teacher, I see that this game is better for review or extension activity rather than an instructional tool. It seem to lack scientific explanations for the choices student made in their fossil hunt.
My Take
I think that this is a useful educational tool to extend a lesson or to be used to set up a student-driven investigation. I would like there to be more explanations for student choices, which would benefit the special needs population. The graphics, concept, and storyline were well done to keep student engagement on task.