Fossil and Corn Tortillas

Today’s garden class at Toluca Lake Elementary School combined cooking with paleontology.


We celebrated our last day of the rotation by cooking corn tortillas and talking about dinosaurs! We followed a simple recipe to make the tortilla masa- corn flour, water and salt. Most kids had eaten tortillas, but none of them had made them before!











We then discussed fossils.   Many fossils are imprints on rocks that have left permanent evidence of past living organisms. The students roamed the garden to pluck a leaf of their choosing. They pressed the leaf in to imprint it’s details. We cooked up the tortillas and had a wonderful garden snack celebration!



Jessica Brown