Paleontologists dig up and study fossils of plants and animals, such as dinosaurs. A paleontologist’s job is a hard and time consuming one. It’s very hard to dig up dinosaur fossils without damaging them. Paleontologists use various tools, such as shovels, picks and brushes to excavate (fancy word for “dig up”) fossils.
Now it’s your turn to be a paleontologist! Pretend the chocolate chips in your cookie are fossils and carefully dig them out with your toothpick.