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Kylie's Fossil Find

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Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade


In May 2010, a seven-year old girl named Kylie found a fossil near the visitor center at Badlands National Park. She did the right thing. She reported her find to rangers. It turned out to be a rare and well-preserved saber tooth cat fossil.

This nonfiction story will help students understand the science of paleontology and the importance of protecting our natural resources and identify with the real-life story of another young student. 


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Last updated: October 7, 2015