Dinosaurs Are Dino-mite!
Students use the internet to gather information on dinosaurs. They create their own dinosaur fossils and diorama. They compare and contrast meat-eating and plant-eating dinosaurs and theories on their extinction.
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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
Scientists Study Dinosaur "Mummy"
Students share ideas about how scientists know about dinosaurs, then read a news article about the recently found remains of a hadrosaur. In this dinosaur lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a class discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Paleontologists: Scientists Are People
First graders investigate the role of paleontologists, they role play as paleontologists and list important discoveries. They name an important paleontologist after listening to teacher read alouds and create posters about the scientist.
1st 21st Century Skills