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Day 5 of the Jurassic Jungle field trip dawned, and Wanda was ready for what seemed like a boring day. She looked at the array of items spread out before her: fossilized leaves, a small cockroach, and an intricately detailed hologram of a dragonfly. Each of these relics told the story of the Jurassic era's environment, which teemed with a variety of life forms.

"Good morning, explorers!" Wanda greeted her students with her usual fervor.

"Today, we will stitch together the fabric of the Jurassic period. We'll uncover the secrets of its climate, the variety of its plant life, and the myriad smaller creatures that called this era home."

As her students watched in rapt attention, Wanda presented a vivid picture of the micro Jurassic world. She explained how this period was warmer than today, with no polar ice caps and sea levels much higher. She talked about how this created an environment of lush, dense forests and shallow seas, teeming with life.

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"But," Wanda continued, "life wasn't only about dinosaurs and marine reptiles. There were also numerous small creatures like insects and small mammals. Plants, too, were a crucial part of the Jurassic environment."

She shared pictures of prehistoric plants like the Bennettitales and the cycads, explaining how they formed the basis of the food chain, feeding the mighty herbivores, which in turn were prey to the fearsome predators. The fossilized leaves and the piece of petrified wood in front of her served as tangible links to this verdant past.

Mystery Fossil

Wanda also shared how insects, like the dragonfly whose fossil she held up to the camera, were abundant during this era. They played a crucial role in the ecosystem, from pollinating prehistoric plants to being a food source for smaller carnivores.

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"Your assignment for today," Wanda announced as the session neared its end, "is to study the mystery fossil and identify its source.

Think of how the environment and life forms of the Jurassic period intertwined and how each species had a role to play."

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Which creature matches the fossil?
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