Pedagogy Tools

A number of pedagogical tools have been developed by the DRC. Please use or adapt these resources as you see fit. We ask only that you acknowledge the DRC authorship.

If you would like to share your own lessons or resources, please contact us. We will be happy to credit your contributions. Please email us at

A coordinating Fossil Kit is mentioned in several lessons. That Kit is available here (TBA) through the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Creating Fossils – Fine Arts

Folk Tale Literacy

Fossil Comparisons

Fossil Postcards

“If I were a fossil” narrative

Multidisciplinary Fossil Timeline

Pangea Maps

Plant Parts

Science Content Vocabulary

Soil examination

Tactile fossils