Last month, second graders at Ruby Drive Elementary School took their second annual field trip to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles. There, the young students learned all about animals from the Ice Age and the famous fossils that have been found in Los Angeles. The field trip aligned perfectly with the students’ Benchmark unit about “Investigating the Past.”
Second grader, Maria Canizalez shared, “My favorite thing we saw was a collection of over 400 dire wolf skull fossils.”
Second grader Kamila Becerra said, “We got to feel what it was like to really be stuck in tar. I wonder what it was like to be a saber-tooth cat during that time.”
All of the Ruby Drive students agreed that it was a super fun day of learning. In moving forward, the school hopes to make the trip a second grade tradition.