Dinosaur Dig & Research Project- MidnightStar

Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
81 pages
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Everyone loves dinosaurs!

Give your high school students an opportunity to study dinosaurs.

Create a hook! Activate curiosity! Spark creativity!

In groups of three, students cut out bones belonging to three different dinosaurs.

Students collaborate to assemble the bones. With 12 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:

  • 12 pages of dinosaur bones (3 animals each).
  • Reference page for each dinosaur.
  • Answer key for each of the 12 pages of bones.
  • PowerPoint with student examples of completed work.
  • Student instruction page (2 options available).
  • Rubric for grading.
  • Detailed teacher notes.

Also look at the following dinosaur projects from MidnightStar:

  • Dinosaur Dig and Research Project-Junior 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
81 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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