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NJ State Museum Visits Mott

Mott students were visited by members of the archaeology department from the NJ State Museum.

   Mott students learned about dinosaurs from archaeologists from the NJ State Museum.  They watched a video showing how archaeologists dig up dinosaur bones and prepare them for exhibit.  Next they did a hands-on activity where they sifted through dirt to find bones.  They discovered how scientists locate and examine artifacts to learn about Earth's ancient creatures.  Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed NJ?  You could be standing in a place once occupied by a dinousaur (There were no dinosaurs left by the time humans came into existance.)  The students had fun and learned about how scientists find clues to uncover information on ancient life.