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Where Are the Dinosaurs?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students recognize that they haven't seen a dinosaur because they no longer exist. In this dinosaur lesson, students view videos and understand what the dinosaur habitat was like. Students role play dinosaurs. Students explore dinosaur...
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Inside the Dinosaur Library

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where do fossils that aren't on display in a museum go? Learn about the dinosaur collections at the Museum of the Rockies as part of the larger PBS Eons series of videos. The collections manager explains how they care for fossils and...
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The Ferocious Predatory Dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's not to love about dinosaurs? Lucky for us humans, we can love to learn about them from 100 million years away, especially a group of extra large predatory dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period. Watch a descriptive video that...
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Where Are the Dinosaurs?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students view videos and websites and create finger puppets and hatchable eggs. In this dinosaur lesson, students view video clips and a website to introduce the dinosaurs. They do a finger puppet play and create hatchable dinosaur eggs.
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Dig This: A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...
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Dinosaur Math

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice vocabulary related to measurement, mathematics, and dinosaurs. Using the engaging topic of dinosaurs, learners will calculate various information about dinosaurs and use measurement vocabulary. They will also...
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Science NetLinks: Hollywood Dinosaurs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use relevant evidence and logical reasoning to construct theories for dinosaur behavior. They examine recent evidence that challenges a prevailing dinosaur theory.
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Dimetrodon Is Not A Dinosaur

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon—the dinosaur that wasn't really a dinosaur! Explore the facts about an animal that lived before the Jurassic era with a fact-filled video from Brain Scoop. The narrator shows dimetrodon's characteristics, its common ancestry...
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The Age of Dinosaurs

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Various aspects of the Age of Dinosaurs are presented in this highly-entertaining PowerPoint. Each slide contains realistic illustrations, along with descriptions of various dinosaurs. This PowerPoint is a fantastic way to introduce a...
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Meet the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Take your class of youngsters on a prehistoric adventure with this four-lesson series on dinosaurs. Accompanying the Meet the Dinosaurs books by Don Lessem, these lessons engage children in writing their own dinosaur books, making...
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The Facts About Dinosaurs and Feathers

For Students 6th - 12th
Did the T. Rex have feathers? A video from the Eons series playlist explains the exciting recent findings about dinosaurs and feathers. It details the evidence, the research, and our current understanding. It also considers why dinosaurs...
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The Name Game-Exploring Dinosaur Names

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Provide a motivating way to discuss dinosaurs in your classroom. Learners explore how dinosaurs were named and classified. They describe the individual features of each dinosaur. Then, they come up with an idea for a new type of dinosaur...
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I Dig Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the process of fossil removal and the naming of dinosaurs. They participate in a "fossil dig" involving cookies, create new dinosaur names, and create a picture of a dinosaur they name.
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How Do We Know What Color Dinosaurs Were?

For Students 6th - 8th
Are the depictions of the colorful raptors in Jurassic Park accurate? No so much. Imaginative, but not scientific. Find out how researchers determine the color of dinosaur feathers in this short, entertaining video.
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South American Mega-Dinosaurs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Long-necked dinosaurs disappeared on all of the continents around the world after the separation of Pangaea, except for in South America. Along with other animals and plants, the long-necked dinosaur flourished and grew bigger than ever....
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Digging Up Dinosaurs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research dinosaurs using text, software, and Internet resources while role playing as paleontologists. They place the information from their research in databases and publish an illustrated page about their findings.
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Dinosaurs - Reptiles of the Skies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What's scarier than dinosaurs on land? Dinosaurs in the sky! These flying reptiles rule the air with wingspans up to five meters! Check out this video to observe these ancient "birds".
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Dinosaur Supremacy

For Teachers 4th - 12th
With very little water, watch how a particular type of dinosaur has learned to adapt to the dry environment. This video displays other impressive reptiles from our past. Watch to observe these ancient creatures!
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Ask a Scientist About Dinosaurs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't want to know more about the mysterious dinosaurs? Learners read about dinosaurs and the process scientists use to continue learning more about the animals in an interview-type format. A paleontologist responds to submitted...
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform...
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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young paleontologists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this hands-on unit on dinosaurs. Over the course of these seven lessons young scientists learn about these giant reptiles while excavating and assembling a T-rex...
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IDTIMWYTIM: Bird or Dinosaur?

For Students 9th - 12th
When was the last time you ate a dinosaur? Viewers might just be surprised when they learn the answer from a video that explains what is and what is not a dinosaur. Classification systems and definitions are picky things, and as the...
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Dinosaur Prowl

For Students 2nd - 5th
Prowl like a dinosaur! Choose several students to be the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs with dodge balls are the taggers, and the Triceratops on the scooters are the freers. As the other players are tagged with balls, the Triceratops scoot...

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