Become a Fossil Preparer

Emily Berry and Kayleigh Johnson from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Museum of Geology present a video explaining the job of a Fossil Preparator and the tools and skills needed to prepare fossils. Download the work page and follow along via the video below! 

Check out the printable activity practicing grid drawing, an important skill for Paleontologists. 

What you'll need: 

  • device to watch a pre-recorded video
  • printer and pencil, or pen and paper
  • optional physical grid for "challenge" activity

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