This FREE fossils PowerPoint comes courtesy of The National Park Service. (29 slides).
In the summer of 2010, 7 year old junior ranger Kylie Ferguson discovered a saber tooth cat fossil while exploring the Badlands National Park in South Dakota with her family.
This PowerPoint has several real photographs of:
- Kylie, the 7 year old girl who found the amazing fossil
- the importance of leaving fossils alone and telling a park ranger
- the unique Badlands topography where the fossils were found
- digging at the fossil site
- excavating the fossils
- putting a plaster jacket around the fossil to protect it
- removing the rock around the fossil
- preparing fossils in the lab
- the museum quality fossil of saber tooth cat
If you're learning about fossils, this is a terrific resource to share with your class. I stumbled upon it while doing research for my Dinosaur Rhymes.
Enjoy learning about fossils!
Lorrie L. Birchall