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Fairfield Students Examine Fossils

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Third-graders have recently been studying fossils at Fairfield Elementary School. Students have been working with Magnet and STEAM teacher Jennifer Tand to learn about the artifacts that tell stories about life on Earth millions of years ago.The young paleontologists worked together to identify and date actual fossils. Every group was given a bag of 15 fossils, all uncovered during the same archeological dig, and had to determine the era that each piece corresponded with. The activity will lead into a lesson on continental drift.