Parts of a Trilobite

The parts of a trilobite lesson plan is used to introduce the vocabulary associated with the external parts of a trilobite. Generally, it is important to begin the lesson with a discussion of the parts while looking at an actual specimen. Because fossils are sometimes incomplete or missing parts, you will need to be sensitive to your students’ ability to compare the real fossil with a picture representation of the animal. Use only complete fossils with younger students who can’t yet conceptualize parts that might be missing. With the fossil “parts of…” lessons, students are looking at drawings of familiar fossil animals.