Webinar: Natural History at Home – What Is a Fossil?
This Zoom webinar with museum educators Katie Derloshon and Efrain Tejada aired March 19, 2022, as part of the Natural History at Home series. Watch a recording in the player above.
- This video includes closed captions and American Sign Language interpretation.
What is a fossil? In this video, we will answer that question together using some of the objects from the Q?rius collection. Families will be able to make observations to help identify fossils and what we can learn from those fossils. Families will also work together to make their own fossil-inspired objects or drawings along with the onscreen educators.
Hosts: Katie Derloshon and Efrain Tejada, museum educators at the National Museum of Natural History
Please have the following supplies ready to go at the beginning of the program:
- Moldable art clay or dough (Looking for a kid-friendly dough recipe? Here is a salt dough recipe from the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.)
- Pencil and eraser
- Optional: Coloring supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils)