Estimating the Live Mass of Dinosaurs

High schoolers estimate the live mass of dinosaurs. Using dinosaur and modern animal models, students use simple displacement methods to calculate the volume of the models. They calculate the masses of each model. High schoolers compare the masses and estimate the actual mass of the extinct beasts.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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