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Indian Harbour Montessori Students Unlock Florida’s Ancient Past
By: The Montessori Group
To promote awareness and stewardship of fossils—the record of evolving life on a dynamic planet—and foster greater appreciation of their value to science and education, Indian Harbour Montessori will join the National Park Service (NPS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) in celebrating National Fossil Day on October, 16 2013 during the annual Earth Science Week, October 13-18, 2013.
“Fossils deserve Americans’ attention and appreciation,”
During Earth Science week students in 4th-6th grade at Indian Harbour Montessori (http://ihmontessori.com/
*Learn about Geologic Time Scale.
*Learn how positions of Earth’s landmasses and oceans have changed in the past and continue to change through time.
*Real fossils in the classroom.
*Use our new Surface RTs and reference books from school and local library to find out more.
*Participate in the NPS contest to select a National Fossil:
-Choose a favorite American fossil (name, location, age).
-Illustrate favorite fossil.
-Write a persuasive one or two sentence statement explaining the choice and why it should be our National Fossil. The NPS is “looking for a fossil that speaks to all Americans and says something about the fantastic fossils of the USA; what American fossil speaks to you?”
*Display artwork of favorite fossils in age sequence tied to the Geologic Time Scale.
*Share classroom display with younger children at school.
*Enjoy the National Fossil Day song.
Located at 1230 Banana River Drive in Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Indian Harbour Montessori offers a unique, diverse, and highly academic Montessori program for students in Kindergarten through the 6th grade. The curriculum is multifaceted and is designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
To learn more about the Montessori philosophy and how Indian Harbour Montessori incorporates Montessori principles into the educational process, visit the school website at www.ihmontessori.com and please “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/