Students simulate an archaeological dig. In this dinosaur lesson, students "dig" in boxes "discovering" dinosaur model pieces. Students work in groups to analyze the pieces and respond to questions that archaeologists may encounter.
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Did Dinosaurs Really Go Extinct?
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...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Brief History of Life: Dinosaur Time!
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...
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T...
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed
How Do Scientists Find Dinosaur Fossils?
Students have probably already studied dinosaurs in school, but they may not have learned much about the process by which paleontologists locate, excavate, and study dinosaurs. They write journal entries pretending they are on a dinosaur...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History