Mendez Elementary students recently toured fossilized dinosaur tracks in Comal County as part of their ongoing study of the prehistoric reptiles.
Third, fourth and fifth graders visited of the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country, whose collection includes Native American and pioneer-era artifacts in addition to dinosaur tracks and fossils.
The field trip capped a three-month, after-school study of dinosaurs during which students learned how to research their subject matter using books and the Internet and then summarized what they learned in PowerPoint presentations. They also dug for dinosaur bones, mapping the sites as they went; made etchings of dinosaur fossils; and created clay models of the dinosaurs they studied.
The project was overseen by gifted and talented teacher Brenda Butler, technology teacher Robert Moreno and librarian Cheryl Sherman.[nggallery id=48] Email | Print