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Bought for Camp:
Gyotaku rubber fish for printing from Dick Blick - starfish - $10.66
- Ordovician Period Information and Facts - National Geographic
- November artwork - trilobites - india ink, glue bottles with good lids, pencil, examples of trilobites, chalk pastels (tomorrow)
- set out Ordovician book and fossil
- prepare plate tectonics lesson, pieces to cut and move, This Dynamic Planet map
- gather fish printing supplies - starfish, liquid watercolors, foam brush, newsprint
- gather supplies for second mass extinction pie chart
read Ordovician book from
fossil from collection: bryozoan
the time period that took place 488 to 443 million years ago
"During the Ordovician period, part of the Paleozoic era, a rich variety of marine life flourished in the vast seas and the first primitive plants began to appear on land—before the second largest mass extinction of all time ended the period."
good time to hit plate tectonics, since the first day is already pretty full
fish becoming more widespread - fish printing now or in the Age of Fishes? - I do have the rubber starfish which we can print
these animals are so cool but intimidating to draw
"There is also evidence that the first primitive plants began to appear on the previously barren land. These first steps toward life on land were cut short by the freezing conditions that gripped the planet toward the end of the Ordovician. This resulted in the second largest mass extinction of all time, wiping out at least half of all marine animal species about 443 million years ago."
maybe a pie chart of how much of life died? or early plants as the art? instead of trying to draw horseshoe crabs
get a fish for the classroom
webbed hand experiment - plastic bag - aquarium
prep Tuesday night:
WEDNESDAY PM - read Ordovician Period book
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