THE FOSSIL STUDY ROCK &
THE LIVING FOSSIL TREES
X Marks the Spot
Got - ur - Done
Delbert Hines from the City of Tahlequah Street Department brought the front end loader over and moved the rocks to their home spot. Math, English, and Reading will be part of the program.
Identification of the fossils will work in tangent with each other.
Cleaning the Study Rock
Thanks to Steve Meints, of Natural Delights Rock Shop, for loaning us his power washer to clean the clay and debris off the rock. Sally Brasel helps us in removing the scratches that incurred during the moving of the rock. The next step will be to build a walkway to it.
Modern Trees and Plants Related to Prehistoric Spices, Also Plants that will Attach Hummers and Butterflies.
This is an on going project. The next phase will be to have the three classes of minerals on display. A place where students can hunt minerals and fossils. Then have a study sheet to incorporate Math, Science, and English.
Heritage Elementary Students
Visits "The Fossil Study Rock"
At last years end of school the students of Heritage Elementary toured "The Fossil Study Rock". I found out one thing, Its not being smarter than a fifth grader, it is being smarter than a kindergartner. Those students asked some of the best quality questions I ever heard. This made Mrs. Davenport and all the teachers buttons about to pop off with pride. Job well done to all Heritage staff.
X marks the spot for "The Study Site for Earth Science Courses.
This site will enable educators to bring their students to study in real time. They can examine and identify fossils, minerals, and discover the past buried over time
Thanks to Scott Wright, of Wright Reality, who donated the rock. Thanks to Lacie Davenport, Kathy Daniels, Mike Cody, and Randy Underwood for finding the rock a home with Tahlequah Public School System at Heritage School, also, OKIE DIG for locating all the lines.
Just think, this rock has been covered up for millions of years just waiting to be uncovered for the students of the 21st century to study.
It feels good to pass on what your peers taught you and look at the glorious earth we live on. It is also a greater feeling to see the students excited, ready to explore the past, present, and future.
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Putting the Border
Around the Study Rock
Thanks to Carroll Germany of Green Country Gardens for the help with the weed guard. After we put the weed guard down, we used 5/8" river gravel from D & D Hardscape.
Black Hill Institute of Geological Research gave us permission to use inserts from their information. Then I'm sending our what, where, why, how information to them for review . Roger Burkhart of Sam Noble Museum of Natural History has helped identify the fossils.
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The above trees are living fossils from the past.These trees lived during and before the dino age.
Left to Right: Dawn Redwood, Ginkgo and Bald Cypress. The Fossil Study Rock had the Dawn Redwood and Bald Cypress donated by Sooner Plant Farm, Manager Brian Chajnacki. Rachelle, Burl and Crystal of Parkhill Plants donated the Ginkgo. This will give us 3 living fossil trees.
Outdoor Class Room Closer
Thanks to Chief Bill Baker and the Cherokee Nation for the metal off the Out Post Convenience store roof. Tahlequah Public Works Authority has said in principal they would donated the electric poles for the super structure. There is possible grants. We would like to have it at Heritage Elementary to go with "The Fossil Study Rock" and "The Living Fossil Trees", BUT!
Principal Lacie Davenport of Heritage Elementary accepts Celestron Handheld Microscope. TRAMS member Sally Brasel and Dusty Rhoads made the presentation. Mrs. Drake and Mrs. Lamen of Cherokee Elementary accepts Digital Microscope. Also Grand View Elementary recieved the above.
and Simulated ProjectsShake & Quakes K-12 Outreach Activities in Earthquake Engineering
Bridges to Classroom
Beat the Earthquake
Pangaea Videos - Continental Drift
Trilobite from Black Cat Mountain - Clarita, Oklahoma
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