Yesterday we started our fossils and dinosaurs unit! We filled out a little schema chart, which includes such things as:
- Dinosaurs are all dead.
- Birds are dinosaurs.
- Dinosaurs run fast.
- Dinosaurs eat people.
- Fossils are from old dinosaurs.
- Dinosaurs are all big.
And so on. We have a lot to learn!
Today we learned about how fossils form and how they can teach us about the past. We also briefly discussed what a paleontologist does. To make it real for them, the kids dug through chocolate chip cookies to get out the "fossils"!
|After the chips were removed, they used paintbrushes to brush the crumbs off. This totally did not do anything but they were bound and determined to brush off all the crumbs. Haha!|
At recess, my class found a "fossil" that they had to show me.
I'm guessing it is just a little concrete bump but who knows? Maybe it is a worm fossil. Haha!
I'm planning on doing a few more dig things as we move forward. Tomorrow we are going to make fossil prints in playdough to show how we can learn things from fossils.
Lastly, I voted today!
Illinois people, get out there and vote!!!