Fossils Activities for All Ages
Since National Fossil Day is coming up, you can make dinosaurs apart of your learning in many ways. Here are a few of my favorite learning activities:
Another great thing you can do is to have your child write the definition of a fossil down in their writing notebook. According to BrainPop Jr.,
"A fossil is something left from a living thing that lived long ago that has turned into rock. Many fossils are plants and animals that are extinct, which means they're no longer living and none of its kind is left on Earth. In this movie, you'll explore different fossils, from plant imprints to dinosaur bones! You'll learn about fossilized nests, insects, footprints, and more! You'll find out how fossils form over thousands of years. Watch the movie to learn how scientists and paleontologists study fossils to learn about extinct plants and animals."
Read this aloud and have your student write it down.
Make Your Own Fossil
Collect a few things to like leaves, pine needles, shells, even bones. Afterwards, make a bowl shape out of foil. Fill the foil bowl half way with plaster and press your items into the wet plaster. Wait 30 minutes until the plaster is almost dry and remove the objects gently.
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