Chocolate fossils! Because tasty education is the best sort of education.
|The milk chocolate madness|
|A stint in the freezer and then it's the white chocolate's turn|
This is the first attempt at making chocolate fossils, ready for a year 5/6 classroom activity on Tuesday! Hopefully, tasty chocolate will make learning the difference between a mold fossil (the milk chocolate) and a cast fossil (the white chocolate) all the more appealing!
There were other attempts at a dinosaur foot print and a bone, but these weren't so great... perhaps that can be used to explain that some fossils are not accurate representations of the actual mark/ body shape/ bit of organism that is fossilised. Or maybe it just means the chocolate needs to be eaten faster and the dodgy evidence hidden!
I used play dough to make the original mold in the milk chocolate. It is pretty easy to get out of the chocolate after... but I definitely googled "toxic play-dough" to check no children have died from excessive consumption. Turns out it's ok and hopefully no children will be harmed in the making of these fossils.