Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation

Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation

Paleontologists dig up and study fossils of plants and animals, such as dinosaurs. A paleontologistâ??s job is a hard and time consuming one. Itâ??s very hard to dig up dinosaur fossils without damaging them. Paleontologists use various tools, such as shovels, picks and brushes to excavate (fancy word for â??dig upâ??) fossils. Now itâ??s your turn to be a paleontologist! Pretend the chocolate chips in your cookie are fossils and carefully dig them out with your toothpick.

Ages:
2 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. chocolate chip cookies
  2. toothpicks
  1. Imagine your cookie is the earth and the chocolate chips are dinosaur bones. Using your toothpick or craft pick, carefully dig out each chocolate chip, trying not to break the chip or your pick.

  2. You might try scraping around the sides of the chip before digging or prying it out.

  3. See how many "fossils" you can recover. Then feel free to gobble them up!