Assignment Visit Buckman Elementary School
April 4, 1997 Frankie is now visiting Buckman Elementary School in Portland Oregon. Buckman is am Arts Magnet School which means that kids from all over Portland can apply to Buckman. Our arts program means that we go to a different class for part of each day. The classes are drama, dance and art. Today Frankie will be going with Janice Avidan's fourth/fifth grade on a field trip to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). We are part of a grant from OMSI that enables us to have complete access to the Internet. OMSI has a special exhibit called "The Giants of the Gobi." It focuses on dinosaur bones and fossils found in the Gobi desert in parts of China and Mongolia. We saw amazing dinosaur bones perfectly preserved in the hot desert sands including the complete skeleton of a baby mammoth reaching almost to the second story! We took a picture of Frankie at the computer lab and at the chemistry lab - wearing goggles! We then visited the OMSI gift shop and bought Frankie a key chain with the name of the museum and Portland, Oregon under a picture of an apatosauras.
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