Joke of the Week: Why are there old dinosaur bones in the museum? *Answer is below the picture.
By Charlie Boyle
My school went to Williamson Creek to find fossils. We went there on the 8th of March, 2019. We hiked to a rocky bank where there are fossils. My friend, Silas, found pyrite, also, known, as fool's gold. Then Silas asked John to cut it open. The pieces of pyrite flew everywhere. We couldn't find the other pieces. I found two pieces of pyrite and gave it to John to look at.
We started hiking across the field into the woods and to the creek. Then we walked beside the creek. We walked on stepping stones across the shallow water. While we waited for Brayden, John and Oscar to get across the creek, we threw rocks into the water. Brayden, John and Oscar crossed the creek. We hiked up a steep slope and walked through the tall grass onto sand. Then we walked on some rocks and onto a bridge made out of sticks.
The fossils we find are made out of rock. They are preserved remains of sea creatures. Most fossils look like seashells. I like fossils because they use to be sea creatures, but now they are in rock. Fossils can be lots of different sizes. Some fossils are small, some fossils are big. Fossils can be heavy and fossils can be light depending on if there hollow or solid. Some fossils are shaped like a spiral. Fossils can be shaped like a snail shells.
We started hiking back. It felt like a long time hiking back. All the Olders were carrying fossils that were heavy. We put all the fossils that we found on the right side of John’s door step. Then we loaded up and left. We played a game called the license plate game on are way back to school. The license plate game is a game where you find different license plates of different states. We found three license plates that day.
Answer to the Joke of the Week: Because they can't afford new ones!