Super Simple Fossil Projects: Science Activities for Future Paleontologists
From the Series Super Simple Earth Investigations
Read all about paleontology in Super Simple Fossil Projects. Kids will learn about how fossils are created. Discover how scientists study fossils to learn about plants and animals that lived thousands of years ago. Then, make plaster fossils, practice excavating fossils, and more. Each project has color photos and easy‑to‑follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF051100, JNF015000, JNF037050|
|Series||Super Simple Earth Investigations|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Note to parents and educators, Reviewed, Table of contents|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
Super Simple Fossil Projects: Science Activities for Future Paleontologists (Super Simple Earth Investigations) – Booklist
Introductory material covers fossils, fossil types, how, where, when, why, and so what. Once these basics are addressed, using engaging and accessible language, pages progress into satisfyingly simple, gooey, and fun art projects. Six activities, requiring anywhere from about an hour to a couple days to complete (the longer time requirements are mostly spent waiting for results to harden), include a list of needed ingredients, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos that align perfectly with instructions. Required materials are pretty standard: clay, food coloring, sponges, plaster of paris, and so on, with an occasional surprise, such as Borax Detergent Booster. Younger children will require supervision, but upperelementary students should be able to proceed independently. Kids learn what kind of modern-day fossil they’re creating, imitate natural processes, and most important, get gratifying results (the amber fossil slime seems especially intriguing). Whether to supplement classroom science units or for use at home by burgeoning paleontologists, this is a handy and worthwhile guide.