COUNCIL HILL — Talk about show and tell.
Fifth grade students at Midway Elementary School in Council Hill were asked to bring in a rock they found outside. Teacher Amy Duvall says one of her students brought in a rock he'd “tripped over” in his backyard.
The rock is about 4 inches in diameter and shaped like a tooth. Duvall tells a local newspaper that she immediately thought it was a fossil.
Workers at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman confirmed her hunch. The rock turned out to be a mastodon's tooth. The elephant-like mastodon went extinct more than 10,000 years ago.
Duvall says the student's family will keep the tooth — but they've agreed to loan it to Duvall for future lesson plans.