Dino Discovery

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding question in this activity is,“How do fossils form?” Fossils are remains and traces of plants and animals that lived long ago. In this activity, a sandbox is set up for students to dig for dinosaur “fossils” to create a cast “fossil” of the dinosaur in plaster. Students will also learn about cast, mold, and trace. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 11 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 11 features activities that we believe to be at an intermediate level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index..


Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Evolution Kindergarten Pre-K STEM Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/11/2019Pages 34

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