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Inside the Dinosaur Library

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where do fossils that aren't on display in a museum go? Learn about the dinosaur collections at the Museum of the Rockies as part of the larger PBS Eons series of videos. The collections manager explains how they care for fossils and...
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The Ferocious Predatory Dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's not to love about dinosaurs? Lucky for us humans, we can love to learn about them from 100 million years away, especially a group of extra large predatory dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period. Watch a descriptive video that...
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Dimetrodon Is Not A Dinosaur

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon—the dinosaur that wasn't really a dinosaur! Explore the facts about an animal that lived before the Jurassic era with a fact-filled video from Brain Scoop. The narrator shows dimetrodon's characteristics, its common ancestry...
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Meet the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Take your class of youngsters on a prehistoric adventure with this four-lesson series on dinosaurs. Accompanying the Meet the Dinosaurs books by Don Lessem, these lessons engage children in writing their own dinosaur books, making...
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South American Mega-Dinosaurs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Long-necked dinosaurs disappeared on all of the continents around the world after the separation of Pangaea, except for in South America. Along with other animals and plants, the long-necked dinosaur flourished and grew bigger than ever....
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The Facts About Dinosaurs and Feathers

For Students 6th - 12th
Did the T. Rex have feathers? A video from the Eons series playlist explains the exciting recent findings about dinosaurs and feathers. It details the evidence, the research, and our current understanding. It also considers why dinosaurs...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 2nd
An expository text is examined in this reading lesson that guides young readers through a nonfiction book entitled Dinosaurs by Grace Maccarone. As readers preview the text, they examine the illustrations and define difficult words. Then...
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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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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young paleontologists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this hands-on unit on dinosaurs. Over the course of these seven lessons young scientists learn about these giant reptiles while excavating and assembling a T-rex...
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What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform...
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Dinosaur Prowl

For Students 2nd - 5th
Prowl like a dinosaur! Choose several students to be the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs with dodge balls are the taggers, and the Triceratops on the scooters are the freers. As the other players are tagged with balls, the Triceratops scoot...
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How Did Dinosaurs Get So Huge?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In museums, dinosaurs tower over all other animals. A larger-than-life installment of the "Eons" video series explains some of the theories about the size of dinosaurs. It presents the evidence for each theory and discusses the unknowns...
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Did Dinosaurs Really Go Extinct?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most meat-eating dinosaurs had bones filled with air, just like today's birds. Scholars explore the idea that humans still live with dinosaurs, aka birds in a video that explains how researchers determined that modern birds descended...
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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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An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Science and art influence each other, and a visual study of dinosaurs based on artwork throughout time introduces an interesting topic. The video from the PBS Eons channel features Hank Green. It highlights artwork from the earliest...
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Living Dinosaurs: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are birds descendants of dinosaurs? Learners consider the question as they watch an informative video comparing fossil records of dinosaurs with current species. Following the video, groups ponder the evidence to draw conclusions about...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education young scholars, this resource provides reading...
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What a Dinosaur Looks like under a Microscope

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists determine the age of a dinosaur when it died? Viewers earn how scientists make slides of dinosaur fossils and how they use these images to determine age at death. Part of a larger Eons series from PBS, these beautiful...
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Dinosaur! Fossil Rush: Tale of a Bone

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore 1870s when a "bone rush" led to amazing discoveries, as fossil-hunters risked life and limb in their quest for dinosaur remains. The class uses the attached visual encyclopedia to prep for a discussion on early paleontology. Two...
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Dinosaurs In Argentina

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the fossils in Argentina and why it is a good place to find them.  In this dinosaurs lesson students learn about the recent dinosaur excavations. 
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Asteroid Attack - What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
How do scientists know what really killed the dinosaurs? This clip explains what the KT boundary is and what it means in relation to dinosaur extinction. This clip is very short and seems to be a part of a larger BBC special on dinosaur...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Dinosaur Bones (Barner)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Dig into some prehistoric vocabulary in Bob Barner's informative book Dinosaur Bones. This works best if you introduce the primitive words before reading the story. These are the focus terms in the text: ancient, climate, extinct,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? (Yolen)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Dinosaurs don't go to school...but what if they did? Use Jane Yolen's book How Do Dinosaurs Go To School to explore vocabulary in context. Find this on YouTube if you don't have the text on hand. These in-text words give some ideas of...
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Introduce Vocabulary: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Yolen and Teague)

For Teachers K - 3rd
If you are reading Jane Yolen's fun story How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, use these strategies to enhance the experience for budding readers. What new words will they learn? Find detailed comprehension questions for these in-text words:...

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