The geology students had a good time identifying selected fossils from my collection. Some specimens were tricky, and some required a very close examination.
|Two young geologists examine a fossil shark tooth.|
|Everyone easily identified the fish.|
|They needed a hand lens to see the fossil gastropod shell embedded in limestone.|
|The ammonite was also an easy I. D.|
|Each sample was classified by fossil type and identified if possible. The students drew each sample on the station sheet.|
|That shark tooth.|
|We didn't have any petrified wood, but I promised a photo. Here, Trip examines a former log in Petrified Forest National Park.|
Need some books for young fossil hunters? Here are a few:
Or, get your own starter set, and set up a set of practical stations.