From Visting the Rainforest to Digging up Dinosaur Bones
1st and 2nd Grade Go To Greenbush
The 1st and 2nd grade classes spent the day at the Greenbush Abernathy Center. During the first half of the day they participated in a group discussion on Rain Forest Plants and Animals. Their goal was to walk through the rain forest with partners and find the plants on their list to complete their Rainforest Scavenger Hunt. The plants they looked for were: Drip Tips, Bromeliads, Smooth Bark Trees, and Very Large Leaf Trees. Once they found a plant on their list, they were to take a picture with the digital camera of themselves by that tree. After the scavenger hunt, they had the opportunity to see a Ball Python Snake and a Sugar Glider.
For the 2nd half of the day they learned about Fossils: The students became Paleontologists! They went outside and dug their very own Dinosaur Fossils! Once they dug and found their fossils, they chose the one they wanted to learn more about. When back inside they measured their fossils and learned what part of the dinosaur it came from. They had to write and discover the place the fossil was found, how long the fossil was, how wide the fossil was, and then draw a picture of that fossil. To end the lesson, they explored dinosaur digging on the computer. They dug up dinosaur bones and compiled their very own dinosaur. Their favorite part of the field trip was they got to make a mold of their very own shark tooth!
By Ashley Hobbs