3rd Grade: Fossil Hunters

A fossil is the prehistoric remains of a plant or animal. Fossils are typically preserved when they are buried under many layers of sand and mud. Under great pressure the sand and mud become sedimentary rock. Minerals seep into the fossil replacing the organic matter and creating a replica in stone. 
 
Let's explore! 

 

Articles & Books:
 
The Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging Up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution, and Finding Fossils by Eldredge
 
Discovering Fossils : How to Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past by Frank A. Garcia
 
 
Fossil by Paul D. Taylor
 
Fossils by Douglas Palmer
 
The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals by Chris Pellant
 
 
 
 
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Melissa Wolf,
Jan 20, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Melissa Wolf,
Jan 20, 2012, 11:18 AM
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