For April 1, 2013: Many states include the study of fossils as part of the curriculum during the spring, and Cyberbee's current Web Pick, Create a Fossil, from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, can be a big help. Spring is a great time for students to hunt for fossils, since new rock material is exposed after the winter thaw. Brachiopods, trilobites, and gastropods are a few examples that will fascinate your budding geologists. Be sure to find a location that allows digging and collecting. Check state parks and other natural areas near your school. It is a wonderful field trip your students will long remember. Create a Fossil helps you make your own "fossils" using a variety of recipes to achieve different outcomes. This is an excellent lesson, with illustrations showing several types of fossils and step-by-step instructions. A teacher friend used this lesson with her students and they loved it. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the file.
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