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Primary Paleontologists: Students "dig in" to excavate buried "fossils"

by: Patricia Kalish Sylvan

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Prior to the students' dig, each second-grade teacher digs and models the role of an excavation expert in the same square of the dig site. This simulated dig is a memorable culmination to classroom study of dinosaurs. The dig reinforces what students have learned about dinosaurs and paleontology and allows them to apply this knowledge in a hands-on science experience.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/1999Stock # sc99_036_04_16Volume 036Issue 04

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