After eight days of testing, the students enjoyed the beautiful fall day at recess. To celebrate all their bubbling, they spent some time blowing bubbles into the breeze. Then, we came back to the room to check on our gummy bear fossils. On Monday, we put some “dead” gummy bears on the ocean floor (aka a piece of white bread). Then, layers of sediment covered the gummy bears (aka two pieces of wheat bread). We covered them all with several heavy textbooks to stand in for time and pressure and then left them on the shelf for four days. Today, the students peeled back the layers of sediment to expose their fossils. The gummy bears left an imprint in the “sedimentary rock” that was formed. The students noticed that the bread turned hard and crumbly when it was soft and flexible on Monday. I think it was a great way to introduce them to how fossils form!!!!