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    This activity (located on page 4 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation to determine the age of fossils based on where they are discovered. Groups of learners will dig for fossils embedded in...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, (on page 6 of the PDF) learners participate in a hands-on fossil excavation. Groups of learners will receive a shoebox full off sand in which several chicken bones have been...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will model how paleontologists estimate the age of fossil discoveries by extracting “fossil” playing cards from newspapers stacked in chronological...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (located on page 2 of PDF), learners will look for a relationship between skull size and body length among various dinosaurs. Starting from a list of dinosaur measurements,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into fossil hunting and identification. Groups of learners will sift through a commercially prepared owl pellet, looking for bone...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will model how caves are formed by placing one piece of chalk in a cup of vinegar and another piece in a cup of water, then watch and record their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into tree growth rates. Groups of learners will count tree rings to determine each tree’s age. A thorough sample of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF), learners will use a magnifier to carefully examine samples of sand from different locations. They record their observations regarding the different grain...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners identify different plastics in a mystery bag. Learners discover that plastics are classified #1 through #7. Learners then categorize plastics based on characteristics...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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