Need an engaging way to teach your students about fossils and how they are formed? This lab will help your students “see” how fossils are made with cheap, easy to find supplies.
-Plastic bowls - Flat toothpicks
-Sand - Packing peanuts (corn-based/biodegradable)
-Water - Pipettes
Fossils can be a tough topic for students to understand. This simulation lab will help students “see” how fossils form, with the soft parts dissolving and the hard parts remaining. Students may need additional work, videos, etc. to continue their understanding of this concept. Many supplies can be found at your local dollar store.