Creating a Model of a Fossil

We created a model of a fossil in a class demonstration.

  1. We warmed the clay by rolling it in our hands
  2. We put petroleum jelly on the shell to keep it from sticking
  3. The shell was pushed into the clay
  4. The shell was gently pulled out keeping as much of the shape as possible
  5. Ms. Herbert mixed the Plaster of Paris and poured it into the clay molds
  6. We had to let it sit for a while and harden
  7. The clay was gently pulled off

In the comments below, explain how the formation of this model is different from formation of a real fossil. Sign the entry with your pseudonym (pen name).

Three small ammonite fossils, each approximate...
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12 responses to “Creating a Model of a Fossil

  1. Fossils are real. They come from dinosaurs. They are made in the soil. (dictated)

  2. A living thing dies and are buried. The bugs eat the soft parts leaving the bones. Sometimes the bones turn into fossils (Dictated)

  3. A ril foses are lif in the Eart for 111,999,999,999,999 of yers

  4. Fossils are hard, but model was soft. It takes thousands of years to make a fossil, but the model harden overnight. We find fossils in the ground, but we made the model. (Dictated)

  5. Fosils have a hole and it goes to the drain

  6. A living thing dies and turns into bones.

  7. A living thing dies and truns in to bones.

  8. follis are like bones. also follis like anmales who get buried.

  9. basketball fan nuber 23

    Afosilis isburrdbysoil

  10. When an animal dies, it gets buried and then can turn into a fossil.

  11. fossils are hard like a bone it is to hard to brake and the soft part is where the earth worms eat it.

  12. Frist the animal dies then it washes up on the shore then it sinkes in to the soil then when they dig up the animal it turns into a fossil.

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