#138: Find a Fossil

What is a fossil? A fossil is a plant or animal that's shape has been preserved in rock. Generally, fossils are over 10,000 years old.

If you live in an area with a lot of fossils, you might be able to find fossils right in your playground! Or, maybe the local museum has fossil digging camps, tours and day expeditions. If you don't have fossil beds (places with a lot of fossils) in your area, check out science museums. Sometimes interactive museums will have 'false' fossil beds where children can 'dig' for fossils.

Make it a family activity: Everyone goes on a fossil hunt together!

This activity promotes Earth and geological awareness.

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