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The Young Scientists Club Science On A Fossil Dig
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- 4 Real Fossils
- Brachiopod, Shark Tooth, Ammonite, Squid Shell - Fossils Are Millions Of Years Old
- 4 Collector Cards That Match The Fossils And Give Descriptions
- Great Introduction To Paleontology
- Use The Wooden Tools To Find The Real Fossils In The Enclosed Brick (Sand)
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Top Customer Reviews
The sand block is not difficult to get through. With a little parental elbow grease we got all 4 fossils out in less than half an hour. I know part of the "fun" is the digging but I have no patience for that and neither does my six year old. Put down a plastic tablecloth or garbage bag to work on. This is messy!
We found the little brachiopod shell first. And I do mean little. Smaller than a dime. But nicely detailed and my son thought it's smallness was cute. So that was good. It went downhill from there. We next found the squid shell which looked more like a fossilized ear plug. Not much detail to it at all. And kids are very literal. This didn't look like the picture so my son was convinced it wasn't the right thing and he kept expecting to find a squid shell that looked like the picture on the box. Not gonna happen, kid.
Our next find was the ammonite shell. This was a big disappointment. We have bought larger, nicely detailed ammonite shells from the rock and fossil shop downtown for $5. The ammonite shell we found in this kit was (again) smaller than a dime and had no detail at all. It looks like a rock with a vaguely spiral shape. And it looked a bit fake. Almost like molded plastic? I don't know. The only fossils I've ever seen are polished and pretty in a retail shop. So perhaps with a bit of polishing this one would look nice but (again) looked nothing like the picture on the box.
The shark's tooth was a shark's tooth. Tiny but in nice shape. We've found larger ones during walks on the beach. So the shark's tooth in this kit didn't dazzle us at all.
The information cards are nice and have a spot to display your fossils.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've done this fossil dig 3 times once as each child came of age. Each child was as keen as the next. I highly recommend it.Published 16 months ago by jd
This has been great fun, while simultaneously learning to use tools properly. Kids couldn't wait to find the fossils!Published 16 months ago by Shawn J. Bennett
My kids really enjoyed the fossil kit. They had fun looking for the fossils in the sand. The instructions were easy to follow.Published 16 months ago by Lawrence A. Williams