How old is our planet? Has it always been like it is now? Fossils give us evidence to understand the types of plants and animals that lived long ago. We’ll focus on dinosaurs and set up hands-on stations with real fossils and replicas for your students to explore. They’ll learn that fossils are either mineral replacements, preserved remains, or traces of organisms that lived in the past. Some of the real fossils include amber with insect inclusions, dinosaur stomach stones, coprolite, fern imprints, and triceratops bones. Students will also get to view replicas of dinosaur claws, teeth, eggs, and many more! Students work in pairs and use a variety of real fossils (trilobites, clams, fish, etc.) to look for identifying features to learn more about them. They try to find the location of their fossil on a life-through-time timeline and learn that all life did not appear at the same time.