Fayette County

News

Inman class digs for fossils

Kathy Whetstone's Inman Elementary 3rd graders became amateur paleontologists with a fossil dig.

Special to Fayette County News –

It was a day of discoveries as Kathy Whetstone’s Inman Elementary 3rd graders became amateur paleontologists with a fossil dig.

To cap off their unit on fossils, students reviewed what they had learned and then carefully excavated compacted earth to uncover hidden dinosaurs. Afterward, the student had to match their “find” to the correct information card.  They also created their own artifacts using play-doh and glue, then applied pressure to imprint their fossils.

Whetstone enjoyed helping her class become paleontologists for a day.

“I hope that the activity helps students to understand how careful scientists must be, as well as the excitement of finding something buried.”

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune