|Some of Bernardo's fossils|
1. Make a fossil with plaster-of-paris.
a. Prepare thick, smooth plaster-of-paris.
b. Pour about 1 inch of plaster into a yogurt or cottage cheese container.
c. Brush a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the object (shell, leaf, etc.).
d. Press into the plaster but do not allow it to cover the top of the object.
e. Allow to set/dry for 24 hours before removing object.
f. Brush a thin layer of jelly on top of the plaster. Make sure to get into any crannies.
g. Pour about 1 inch of plaster on top and allow to dry for 24 hours.
h. Separate the two pieces. The first (bottom layer) is a mold fossil and the second (top layer) is a cast fossil.
2. Find a fossil park and look for fossils.
3. Learn how fossils were made. (Try these websites for info: Fossil Facts and Finds, Enchanted Learning)
4. Make dinosaur shaped cookies and use white icing to draw their skeleton ("fossil") on.
5. Try the Dinosaurs Galore! A Word Find.
6. Try the Fossils Word Find below.
WORD FIND ANSWERS
- My Kids Wants To Be An Archaeologist
- Dinosaur Cupcakes
- Roar Into Teeth Brushing Fun!
- Hand Washing: Make Your Own Dinosaur Themed Soap Dispenser
- Rice Cereal Treats. Form the treats in a plastic egg and place dinosaur candy in the middle to create a special treat for the dinosaur lover in your life.
- Dinosaurs Galore! A Word Find
National Fossil Day
Fossil Collecting, Wiki