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Hot Springs, SD 57747 United States
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Mammoth Site Education Department (6-12)

High School and Middle School Mammoth-in-a-Trunk Kits

In addition to the traveling kits available to primary school teachers, The Mammoth Site offers kits geared toward middle and high school students as well. These kits teach students about osteology – the science of bones. The students will learn how much you can tell about an animal from its skeleton, particularly its jaws and teeth. At the end of this activity, students get to use the silicon tooth-surface molds to make plaster tooth replicas. Their final challenge is to apply what they learned earlier in the lesson to identify the animal the tooth came from. The materials provided in the kit are extensive – for the complete list, click here.

The best part of all this is that the kit is free – the kits are part of our education program. All you have to do is provide a check for the value of the kit ($500), or a credit card number to put on file and we’ll send one right out. Once the kit comes back (you pay postage), we tear up the check, or shred the credit card number. Contact In-situ Bonebed Curator/Secondary Educator Justin Wilkins at news@mammothsite.com for more info, to order a kit, or to reserve a kit for a future date.

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Our Visitors Say It Best…

leaf“The Mammoth Site is not just a window into the past—it’s as close to being a true time machine as you’ll find, with some of the best ice-age fossils on the planet on permanent display.”
Ross MacPhee,
Division of Vertebrate Zoology,
American Museum of Natural History, New York City

leaf“The students examined fossil and non-fossil examples then made their own fossil imprints. The students had great fun and loved the activity.”
Savage Branch Library
Howard County, MD

leaf“We used the Kindergarten through 5th grade kits for an evening program and presentation. The parents were very impressed and the teachers loved the completeness of the lesson plans. They were easy to work with also during class time.”
Meeker Elementary School District,
Meeker, CO