Students research and identify the characteristics of a variety of dinosaurs. They participate in a class discussion about dinosaurs, analyze and examine fossils, and conduct research using a variety of sources to write and present a report.
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The Dino Files: Dinosaurs at a Glance
Learn the basics to getting started with the Dino Series articles by Encyclopedia Britannica and adapted by Newslea. Read about the notable characteristics of dinosaurs, including what they ate, how they walked, and where they lived...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Dig This: A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones
This is a truly amazing project. Perfect to use during your next dinosaur unit. Second and fifth graders work together to draw and make a relief sculpture of a nine foot-long stegosaurus. They discuss what paleontologists do and then...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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