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Class 1 Digs for Dinosaurs

1/8/2018

Last Wednesday, Class 1 boys and girls enjoyed a visit from the Museum of Science to observe and learn from ancient dinosaur fossils. Students observed fossils from all kinds of dinosaurs and asked great, thoughtful questions. Having recently learned about dinosaurs in the classroom they were able to put their new-found knowledge to the test.

Students learned that scientists believe birds are technically today’s “living dinosaurs.” Discussions about their diet sparked when inspecting fossils of dinosaur teeth. Students gathered the sharp teeth belonged to carnivores since they needed rigid teeth to eat meat, where as the smoother teeth fossils belonged to herbivores who were able to easily eat plants with the smooth surfaces.

Students enjoyed a hands-on activity where they became "paleontologists" in the classroom. The boys and girls learned about teamwork as well as using more observations to determine each fossil they uncovered in their mock dig sites. Great work to all of our fellow scientists!

 

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