First Grade/Sullins Academy
Objective...Explore what it would be like to be a paleontologist digging for Wooly Mammoth fossils. Sunflower seeds are teeth, lima beans are shoulder blades, and macaroni are tusks. Student will dig in a special cake with a toothpick to find their fossils. Students will then sort and count their Wooly Mammoth fossils.

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Comment by Elaine Ann Childress on May 26, 2014 at 4:08pm

Wow--so exciting to see all the kids exploring and loving finding the teeth and shoulder blades.  I really would like to even do this as a parent meeting with parents to show them how to engage their kids at home with vocabulary, science, math and just house hold communications.  I'll let you know next year how that goes.  thanks so much!

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PURPOSE:  Recreate the greenhouse effect and measure its effect on temperature.


  • Two identical empty plastic bottles (one with cap)
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