Burying the dinosaur
|Tools: hammer, chip brush, safety googles|
|This was very serious business, no smiles, no giggles, just complete focused on his "work"|
|Still all business|
It was a lot of fun watching Josiah do this activity, as he was very focused and precise the entire time. He would hit the plaster with his hammer a couple times and then careful brush the dust away examining for any exposed bones. We'll definitely do it again sometime with just a few adjustments. I added the coffee grounds to make it a more interesting color and to hopefully weaken the plaster, next time I think I'll add a lot more grounds and maybe another aggregate like sand. The plaster was still pretty solid, which kept Josiah busy for awhile. Daddy eventually helped with the big hammer. Josiah was
happy focused the whole time but I'd like to make it a little easier to get to the dinosaur. For a budding paleontologist it's a perfect activity.