Make Edible Amber Fossils Activity
A favorite topic of study in elementary science classes is that of prehistoric life - dinosaurs, fossils, and creatures that have long since been extinct. But how can we learn them nowadays? Fossils are clues that scientists use to gather knowledge about prehistoric life. A special kind of fossils, called “amber,” provide scientists with an amazing look at creatures from long ago.
This experiment is an activity to help preserve children’s excitement about science and get familiar with the fossils “amber”.
In this experiment, Children will be instructed to place the paper towel in the cup. Children will then dampen the paper towels in their cups. They will “plant” the seeds by placing them snuggly in the paper towel so that their bean seed is completely surrounded, simulating the ground. We will measure the effects of half of the planted seeds growing in direct sunlight, while the other half grows in darkness. The entire experiment should take approx. It may be 5 days to complete.