Homemade Fossil Bones: What works best?

We’re trying out some different types of dinosaur bones for use in our fossil bones kids STEM lab that is soon to be available on #teacherspayteachers and #Patreon!

In the lab you will be guided through the project and learn how to make your own bones, setup a dig site, date your bones with radiometric dating (and making a play mass spectrometer at home), and find your fossil in the geologic column! And that doesn’t even touch on the included science activities to support learning!

We tried making fossil bones from a few different things: Playdoh, modeling clay, and store bought foam puzzles. We wanted to look at what works best in a pretend paleontologist fossil dig site where the ‘soil’ is created from a mix of sand, cornstarch, and water.