Halstead students learn science through Texas Wildlife exhibit
Tue, 2015-09-29 05:00 News Staff
By ALICIA PELKEY
The popularity of dinosaurs among children has spawned massive learning experiences for students, especially with fossils, foot prints and bones. Students at Hettie Halstead Elementary are enjoying an exhibit that some would only see in a museum. Fifth grade science teacher Nicole Green ordered in an exhibit that is available to all teachers from Texas Wildlife Association at no charge. Called Exploring Adaptations, students can explore the major vertebrate groups while identifying various adaptations of select native Texas animals by examining their pelts, skulls, tracks, and more. Halstead set the exhibit up in a room where students get to go and have hands on experiences with skulls, scat (droppings), and casted foot prints of various animals found in Texas. The room is open and available to all grade levels to go and enjoy the exhibits at a convenient time for them.