An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs

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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 published fossil discoveries through the modern depiction of dinosaurs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the pictures of dinosaurs in your textbook to those online and discuss the differences
  • Debate if museums should continue to display paintings of dinosaurs that we now know are wrong
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the maturity of young scientists when learning the name of the fossil at 2:18
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Connects science and art
Cons

  • None