2. Bowhead Whale Bone, By Mia Concilus
This is a bone from a Bowhead Whale The Bowhead whale is one of the largest
baleen whales. It eats plankton. It can grow to 65 feet long. It got its
name from whale hunters who thought that its head looked like the bow
of a boat.
3. Yarrow Root, a plant used to stop bleeding
4. Alaska Flag, By Mia
The Alaska flag was designed by a boy named Benny Benson in 1926. The
blue represents the dark sky and the forget-me-not flower. He also drew
the Big Dipper. It stands for Alaska's strength. The North Star is in
the top right corner of the flag.
5. Glass Floats, By Eli
We find lots of glass balls here on the beach. They are floats from fishing
nets use by Japanese fishermen. Some have nets still on them. I like the
netted glass balls. I think they are cool.
6. Cotton Plants, By James
Cotton plants grow all over the Aleutuan Island and Alaska Peninsula.
We have them in Nelson Lagoon. We pick them late in the summer and early
fall. They look just like cotton.
7. Petrified Wood
This is a sample of petrified wood that we sometimes find on our beaches.
Petrified wood is wood from dead trees that have turned into rocks after
millions of years.