Sample winning essay for Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Class of the Month Contest - Courtney

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Courtney's work comes from Mary Lee's seventh grade class at St. Clare School.


This essay’s strengths:

  • Introduces pterosaurs and fossils
  • Maintains focus throughout
  • Names and describes three pterosaurs
  • Uses accurate and relevant facts from contest readings and the “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs” exhibit to discuss pterosaur diversity
  • Illustration clearly depicts and labels the features of three pterosaur fossils

Needs additional support:

  • Defining “fossil record” more accurately
  • Describing features of the fossils themselves