Cookie Paleontologist

This project asks your child to scrape chocolate chips out of a cookie, to show her how much patience it takes to be a paleontologist or archeologist.

Time

  • 30 minutes

Materials

  • A few chocolate chip cookies
  • Plastic knife, toothpicks
  • Shellfish or nut pick
  • Small paintbrush

Directions

  1. This is a great project to show kids how much patience it takes to be a paleontologist or archeologist. Take a chocolate chip cookie and scrape out as many whole chips as possible.
  2. Concentration is required to extract the chips, which are then eaten as a reward.

Extensions

  • Record the number of chips in each cookie and compare results.
  • Determine which tools work best to complete the task.

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