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Fossil Hunt!

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A collection of cool fossils!

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Our limestone deposit.

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Sea urchin!

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Before Spring Break, all of our classes did some digging in an exposed limestone bed at school.  Every students found fossils… that’s right, multiple fossils!

Who knew Florida was once underwater millions of years ago?  Oh, that’s right… empirical evidence did.

GZA drops Big Bang Theory knowledge

GZA, from the Wu-Tang Clan, was at a university in Toronto last year, and let loose some of the lyrics off of his upcoming album, Dark Matter.  I thought this was appropriate to celebrate the discovery of gravity waves, a huge new data set of evidence that points towards an expanding universe from the Big Bang!

Cosmos Time!

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The first episode of “Cosmos” airs tonight at 9:00 on Fox networks… be sure to tune it with our man, Neil Degrasse Tyson!

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Earthquake Watch!

Hey guys, it’s bonus XP time.

On Day 57, we examined the USGS.gov website that illustrates up-to-date earthquake activity.  It shows when and where ‘quakes occur, and their magnitude.

Your mission: be on watch for new earthquakes!  Check back to the USGS.gov website frequently, looking for new earthquakes.  Remember that earthquakes within the last hour are in red and earthquakes within the last 24-hours are in orange.  Also use the history on the left to identify the newest’ quakes!

Your reward: if you’re the first person to report a new earthquake (using the form below), you’ll earn 25 XP!

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