This week we watched a video on the Badlands and did some journal writing. We read some more current articles on fossil discoveries as well as looked at how fossils are preserved so they can be displayed in museums. Students learned how advances in technology, like with 3D printing, have helped scientist and paleontologists share discoveries and information around the world. They also wrote a creative writing piece called "A Day in the Life of..." and either chose to write from the perspective of a paleontologist or a dinosaur! We finished reading our Kenneth Oppel book, "Silverwing," and began watching the video series. Lastly, students read a short informational text on predators vs. scavengers and how paleontologist proved that the T-Rex was in fact a predator.
School resumes Monday, January 8. I hope everyone enjoys their time off and comes back refreshed and ready to learn!
Students will have a quiz on fossils and paleontology on Monday, January 15.