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Museum Marvels Match the Title to the correct picture: (write in the Title to the left of the photo) FeNi The Meteorite Priscilla The Mastodon Snooty The Manatee The Milky Way Galaxy Description Word Bank: Iron Mastodon Nickel manatus Milky Way Galaxy Snooty Name: __________________________________________________________ Description Word Bank: fossils iron elephant endangered mammal billions nickel planets Trichechus _ Born in 1948, he is the world's oldest living manatee in captivity. Despite having no natural predators, manatees are _____________________________ meaning they are at risk of becoming extinct. Although their nickname is the "sea cow" manatees are actually more related to this land mammal: __________________________ This object gets its nickname from the two elements _____________(Fe) and ___________(Ni) which make it so heavy and dense. It is 4.5 billion years old (the oldest thing you could ever touch!) and can help us answer questions about the origin of our planet and solar system. Found deep underwater in the Aucilla River, this prehistoric _____________________ lived in Florida during the Ice Age 12,000 years ago. Its bones were turned to stone and are now called ___________________. A collection of ______________ which orbit around a star is called a solar system. Our solar system has eight planets. Galaxies are much bigger. Galaxies are collections of _______________ of stars! Match the title to the correct picture: (write in the Title to the left of the photo) Saw Palmetto Florida Limestone Student Choice! This rock is called _________________ because it is composed of many small pieces of other rocks, shell, bone and sand which contain calcium oxide, also known as lime. It forms slowly over time as layers upon layers of sediment are squeezed together by _____________. Your Turn! When you visit the museum, explore all the different objects and stories the museum tells. Choose 1, sketch it out and write a few facts about what makes it special. What will you choose? Description Word Bank: baskets pressure limestone fiber Found all over Florida, this plant has thick, sharp green leaves which help protect it against animals who wish to eat it. The ____________ created from its dried leaves can be used to make fishing nets and ____________ by early Florida Natives.