Rocks and fossils have been treasures that all four of my children have enjoyed exploring and collecting. We live in a state that does allow fossil collection in designated locations and we have been fortunate enough to visit two of them: Caesar’s Creek State Park and Trammel Fossil Park. This month’s theme for Nature Book Club is Rocks, Gems and Fossils and we thought we would share some ways to learn about fossils.
We have ventured out and done some fossil collecting without reading anything about fossils but we do own a book by Aliki called Fossils Tell of Long Ago! I let Lil’ Red check out the pictures in the book and he was able to identify how a fossil was created without me even reading a single word to him!
I let him take some time exploring a few of the fossils that we found with a magnifying glass. At first he said they were just rocks because he couldn’t see the fossils right away but upon closer inspection he was able to find at least one fossil per rock.
Next I showed him how to use our pocket scale to weigh each fossil after taring the scale. We changed the measurements to grams and went to weighing each fossil. He read the numbers off as he weighed each one.
Welcome to Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up No. 21
This month’s theme for #NatureBookClub is Rocks, Gems & Fossils
Be sure to check out the other Co-hosts as they share rock, gem and fossil activities, crafts and projects! I know it might be hard to choose just one post of pollinators to share so do not worry you can share up to 3 posts in the link up below!
There Are Rocks in My Socks Online Book Club inspired by “There Are Rocks in My Socks,” said the Ox to the Fox from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate
Fossil Exploration inspired by Fossils by Aliki from Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Rock Cycle Game inspired by The Street Beneath My Feet from Karyn at Teach Beside Me
Growing Eggshell Geodes inspired by A Rock Is Lively from Emily at Table Life Blog
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