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104 reviewed resources for prehistoric animals

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ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Instructions for two terrific ancient history lessons for your primary paleontologists are provided in this resource. The first involves the creation of fossil cast replicas using plaster of Paris. The directions are detailed, but the...
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Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Normally when two species look similar, they are closely related. However, this doesn't seem to apply to the Triassic animals. Learn why these familiar looking animals are not actually related to today's animals. Viewers come to...
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Giant Prehistoric Bear

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Introduce your curious learners to the Giant Bear common to the Pleistocene era. They will see that this Ice Age giant was large for a good reason; he evolved particular traits as a way to survive in an increasingly harsh environment.
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The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old...
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Sea Monsters

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Show this exciting preview to your class prior to watching the whole three-part video series. This video will get them excited for what is to come on their prehistoric adventure.
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Dinosaur Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this dinosaur word search activity, students examine 25 words and locate them in a word search puzzle. There is a word bank and a dinosaur graphic on the page.
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Actual Size: Measuring Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Elementary schoolers practice their measuring skills using the book entitled Actual Size. They use rulers and tape measures to measure their body parts. After that, everyone reads through the book Actual Size and measures the animals...
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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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Do Some Research: Earth Science

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this earth science research worksheet, students read the sentence and use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students must then write a report about this topic: the remains of prehistoric...
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Sea Monsters 2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Part two of "Sea Monsters" will keep your class on the edge of their seats while they learn about the vicious-looking cretoxyrhina. It is the largest shark in the cretaceous and can grow up to 24 feet. They will also learn about the...
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Sea Monsters 3

For Teachers 4th - 12th
"Sea Monsters 3," the final video of a three-part series, takes a close look at the styxosaurus. It resembles a long-neck dinosaur under the sea. This video will also discuss the dolichorhynchops and the herperornis.
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Dinosaur Supremacy

For Teachers 4th - 12th
With very little water, watch how a particular type of dinosaur has learned to adapt to the dry environment. This video displays other impressive reptiles from our past. Watch to observe these ancient creatures!
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Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day...
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Jump, Glide, or Fly? Exploring Bird Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How have birds evolved from prehistoric animals? With the three-part lesson, small groups first research different prehistoric animals and determine whether they are birds. Then, scholars explore different bird adaptations using the Flap...
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Discovering Prehistoric People of Wisconsin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars list the characteristics of the four main groups of prehistoric people of Wisconsin. They compare the characteristics of the groups of to determine the chronological order of existence in Wisconsin.
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Prehistoric Discoveries

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students agree or disagree with several statements about ancient animals, then read a news article about recent prehistoric discoveries. In this earth science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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American Civilization - The Ice Age

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss the Ice Age land bridge over the Bering Straits and how it affected the population of the Americas. They construct a clay model of the land bridge and research common animals of the time.
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Draw T. rex

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore how scientists determine what prehistoric animals looked like based on their bones. They draw a picture of the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex by copying an image from an overhead or book.
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Sharks vs. Dinosaurs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A young reptile must use its natural speed to steer free from the shark. Watch this video to learn how another prehistoric animal keeps himself under the sea.
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The Mammoth, Part 1/2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Follow a herd of mammoths as they travel through the harsh Pleistocene grass lands. Well composed and straight-forward enough for third or fourth graders, this clip explains why these animals where so large, how they survived, and how...
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Drawing Dinos

For Students 6th - 12th
Five steps walk budding artists through the process of drawing a dinosaur. A drawing guide showcases four dinosaurs—stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, and allosaurus. 
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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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La Vie en Cave!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explain the purpose of cave paintings and rock art, identify some of the animals that roamed France in prehistoric times, appreciate the methods used by ancient civilization to create cave and rock art, and use appropriate...

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