Austin: They are fossils. Fossils are things from the 20’s.
No, the 60’s. Something from really olden days.
Grace: They came from the ocean.
Rowan: From a museum.
Will: From sharks.
Austin: They did (come from sharks). But Will’s did not.
The children got Will’s shark teeth from our collections shelf and out and laid them next to Austin’s. The children noticed Will’s teeth were black, while Austin’s were lighter and many of Austin’s teeth were bigger than the ones Will collected. Moving forward we will take a closer look at the sets of fossils in small groups to learn what the children understand about the artifacts.
Elle: This looks like a tail
Lulu: This is not a tail, this is a shark tooth.
Sally: This one not sharp.
Will: This one is much sharp. Don’t touch that.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.