I personally tend to be a very introverted person and I typically don't share my thought processes with other people. However, during these activities, I have learned that sharing ideas is very important. When we began, we were all running amuck without any particular idea of what we were supposed to be doing. We all found that the best thing to do was to pause for a moment and plan our coarse of action before we began. Every time one of us made a move or took an action, we informed the rest of the group. This strategy was very different from individual problem solving. For many of these activities we had to incorporate the ideas of all of our teammates in order to complete the mission.
My group split all five tasks up. Researching such a rare fossil was hard work. Resources were scarce. Few sites had more than a sentence about my fossil. Eventually however, after a few minutes of careful searching, I found a credible source. I didn't really have to deal with the problem of evaluating sources because wikipedia, the usual evil that our teachers warn us against, didn't have very much information.