Dinosaur Dig & Research Project-Junior Level- MidnightStar

Midnight Star
Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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98 pages
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Midnight Star


Everyone loves dinosaurs!

Give your middle school students an opportunity to study dinosaurs.

Create a hook! Activate curiosity! Spark creativity!

In pairs, students cut out bones belonging to two different dinosaurs.

Students collaborate to assemble the bones. With 18 pages of dinosaur bones, 36 students can each have a different dinosaur to research.

Once the animals have been identified and assembled, each student selects one to complete and research. Each student must:

  • Sketch in the missing bones.
  • Draw the animal's skin or body.
  • Research and draw/create the environment in which the dinosaur lived.
  • Create a title page.
  • Research details about their dinosaur.

Included in the project:

  • 18 pages of dinosaur bones (2 animals each).
  • Reference page for each dinosaur.
  • Answer key for each of the 18 pages of bones.
  • Pictures of student examples.
  • Student instruction page.
  • Rubric for grading.
  • Detailed teacher notes.

Also look at the following dinosaur projects from MidnightStar:

  • Dinosaur Dig and Research Project- High School version
  • Dinosaur Project- Elementary version

Look at other Fun Stuff Activities from MidnightStar:

  • Ultimate Geology Bucket List
  • Ultimate Earth Science Bucket List
  • Ultimate Colorado Geology Bucket List
  • Earth Science Bucket List- Junior Level
Total Pages
98 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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