Dinosaurs Here Yesterday Gone Today

Students take a pre-test to show their prior knowledge of dinosaurs. Using the internet, they reasearch the time period in which they roamed the Earth. Focusing on the area of Connecticut, they compare and contrast the large and small dinosaurs in which bones were found. To end the lesson, they make dinosaur footprints out of clay or plaster.

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