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DINOSAUR KIT
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DINOSAUR KIT

With this box, you will become a paleontologist! A paleontologist is someone who studies fossils to learn about life on Earth a really, really long time ago. Make your own model fossils, excavate one of them, and even document a REAL fossil! Recommended grades: 2-6.

$35 ($30 for COSI Members) + Sales Tax

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Each Kit comes with a collectible pin, colorful and engaging activity book for the learner complete with activity instructions, career connections, space to record their findings, activity pages, and more.
Below are additional materials that can be found in the Kit to accompany each activity. Some supplies may be used for multiple activities.

What Happened First?
 Geological time puzzle cutout sheet
 Scissors
 “Events in Earth’s History” Cards

Make a Fossil!
 Sponges
 Epsom salt
 Plastic spoon
 Pipette
 Tooth or Toe cards

Make an Impression!
 Skeleton dinosaur toy
 Modeling clay

Sedimentary Rock
 Dinosaur toy
 Plastic Cup
 3 “soil layer” containers (corn starch mixed with sand and soil)
 Plastic spoon
 Measuring spoon

Document a Real Fossil
 Fossil
 COSI pen
 Ruler
 Pencil
 Glue dots
 Paper

Each COSI Connects Dinosaur Kit is filled with engaging, hands-on STEM activities. COSI’s education experts have created these activities to encourage inquiry-driven learning and reinforce Ohio's Learning standards.

What Happened First? - Learn all about timelines and check your knowledge of the Earth’s timeline! What do you think happened first?

Make a Fossil! - If dinosaurs lived SO long ago, how do we even know about them today? That’s where paleontologists come in. Paleontologists study fossils, which are the remains of organisms that lived long ago. Make your own model fossil with a sponge, Epsom salt, and some water.

Make an Impression! - In this activity, you’ll make a mold fossil. Decide whether you will make a footprint, trackway, or body impression.

Sedimentary Rock - Animals buried under the right conditions may become fossils in sedimentary rock. In this activity, construct layers of sediment to bury a dinosaur, then test out your excavation skills!

Document a Real Fossil - There is a REAL fossil in your box! As a certified COSI paleontologist, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to document this fossil. Be sure to store it in a safe place!




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