Jurassic Period Teacher Resources

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Fossil Record Mystery

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Watch how paleontologists scour the Gobi Desert to find fossils that fill in a gap in the fossil record. How big did dinosaurs get during the Jurassic period? Get your class thinking about these questions and more with this short clip....
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Jurassic Fight Club: T-Rex vs. Raptors - Part 1/2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Fight or flight response and physical prowess is examined in this seven-minute video. Using evidence and a knowledge of animal behavior, scientists were able to show how the bird-like raptor attacked its prey. Studying dinosaur behavior...
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Dreams and Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore the 3-dimensional geometric forms of dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period. They apply various construction and color-effect techniques in modeling an imaginary dinosaur. Students study a variety of pictures and models of...
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Jurassic Fight Club: T-Rex vs. Raptors - Part 2/2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The battle for survival between the duckbill and a pack of raptors progresses in this continuation of Jurassic Fight Club. This clip is highly dramatized and personifies the dinosaurs in a sensationalist way which takes the emphasis off...
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Dinosaur Traces

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify and interpret the type of evidence found at a typical dinosaur dig and mimic a paleontologist by taking crayon rubbings of simulated bone impressions. After the rubbings are taken, the students reconstruct the complete...
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Middle and Recent Earth History

For Students 7th - 9th
For this middle and recent Earth history worksheet, students are given 20 statements about the changes in the Earth and life on Earth and they determine if they are true or false. If the statements are false, students change the...
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When Dinosaurs Lived

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this dinosaur worksheet, students examine a time line of the periods in which certain dinosaurs lived and then answer 5 fill in the blank questions based on the timeline.
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For Students 3rd - 7th
Create larger-than-life insects for the classroom. Bugs are usually pretty small, but during the Jurassic period they were huge. Kids use diagramming and scale conversion to enlarge a modern day insect so that it is as big as its ancient...
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For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you imagine Washington DC and London as close neighbors occupying the same continent? Learners will be fascinated as they step back in time and discover the evolution of the earth's continents and oceans from 4.5 billion years ago to...
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For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this dinosaur interactive worksheet, students answer two multiple choice questions about the Jurassic Period and the extinction of dinosaurs. Students click on the correct response.
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Layer of Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dig through the layers for a better understanding of fossils. Scholars learn that fossils form in layers of sedimentary rock. Pupils arrange virtual layers to show the fossil record of different species. Once the layers are correct, they...
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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A Brief History of Life: Dinosaur Time!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists have confirmed that more than 30 species of non-avian dinosaurs had feathers. The evolution of life on the planet during the time of the dinosaurs fascinates most children at some point. Research often changes or updates what...
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General Information on Accreted Terrane

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students use the Idaho Digital Atlas. They look at the map on the main page and determine where the coast of the Pacific Ocean was before the Jurassic time period and how the coast has moved from its previous position to its present...
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Jurassic Research and Presentation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to the Jurassic period. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to research the Mesozoic Era and discover the shape of the Earth when dinosaurs roamed. To end the lesson plan, they present their...
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The Gopher Tortoise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you believe the gopher tortoise was around when the dinosaurs were walking the Earth. Learn all about this creature that is one of Florida's most popular reptiles. Hands-on-activities and a glossary full of scientific terms make this...
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Fossils in Utah

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Science students will stay engaged with these bright slides, relevant and modern images, and clear text.  This PowerPoint is designed for a student to work independently. By clicking on the star on the map, a slide will activate...
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How Did Feathers Evolve?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What do dinosaurs and modern birds have in common? More than you may think. See how scientists figured out the evolutionary relationship between these seemingly disparate animals. Additionally, discover how and why the feather evolved...
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Bromine: An Important Arkansas Industry

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Arkansas ranks first in the entire world in the production of bromine! Here is a lesson plan which guides middle schoolers through a study about the formation and history of Arkansas' bromine reserves. They also looks at the many uses of...
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The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners draw names of dinosaurs out of a hat and write a report about the one they picked. Students write a riddle about their favorite prehistoric animal, post it on a bulletin board, and have other guess which animal it is about....
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Glaciers Worksheet #2

For Students 6th - 9th
A map of the Hudson River Valley is exhibited here. Arrows representing glacial striations are spread across the map for learners to analyze. They answer five multiple choice questions in response. The worksheet is a compact review of...
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Geological Time Scale

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geological time instructional activity, student use a geologic time scale to understand the difference between eons, eras, and periods. Then learners complete 2 short answer questions.
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Toilet Paper Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars examine and demonstrate the extent of geologic time compared to recent time. They develop a demonstration of geologic time using an unrolled roll of toilet paper, with each sheet of toilet paper representing 20 million years.
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Dinosaur Detectives

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate a paleontologist. In this paleontology lesson, students conduct research on a specific paleontologist. Students explore Dinosaur Park in the virtual world Second Life.

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