Week 2: Dig Deeper for Fossils!

This week we’re digging deeper for fossils!

Your kit has materials for making 3 different types of fossils:

1. Fossil Dough Mold Fossil

Watch this! “How Are Dinosaur Fossils Formed?” The Natural History Museum (London, UK)

2. Plaster Fossil Cast

Watch this! “Seeing Double: How The Field Museum Makes Fossil Casts” The Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois)

3. Amber Fossil Lollipops

Watch this! “Can We Get DNA From Fossils?” PBS Eons

Take a virtual museum tour and see awesome fossils!

David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (D.C.) (One of many tours!)

Behind the Scenes with Paleontologists – Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology (Alberta, Canada)

Hall of Footprints & Hall of Life – Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology (Claremont, California)

Exhibits & Investigations – University of California Museum of Paleontology (Berkeley, California)

Interested in learning more about something? Email me (ehartman@carbondale.lib.il.us) and I’ll find resources for you!

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