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In this workbook integrating science, language arts and geography, students will be introduced to four dinosaurs and the concept of fossils through brief passages and black and white line drawings of each subject. Each passage is following by multiple choice questions about the passage. Print and copy the pages you wish to include in the student copy of the workbook. The passage pages can be included or omitted from the student copy. It is intended that the teacher should read aloud the passages, the questions and answers to the student(s) and help clarify any questions.
While it could be completed in one sitting or broken up as desired, this workbook was designed to be used over the course of one school week in five 15-20 minute sessions:
Day 1: Apatosaurus
Day 2: Bambiraptor
Day 3: Ceratopsian
Day 4: Duckbill and Eggs
Day 5: Fossilized Footprints
The Dinosaur Footprint STEAM activity fits most appropriately on Day 5 of the workbook. Additionally, the Dinosaur Discovery Map could be broken into a five day activity (coloring the symbol for the dinosaur discovery discussed that day) or it can be completed in one sitting as a culminating activity.
An answer key, resource list and standards alignment list for Common Core and NGSS is included.
There are three parts to the Dinosaur Footprint STEAM activity: the introduction to fossils and footprints, the experiment with how footprints can be used to learn about extinct animals and the art activity for students to reproduce how footprints from different situations might look.
This product includes the lesson plan with suggestions for differentiation and required handouts, templates and observation sheets.
In the first part, students will read or have read to them a nonfiction passage on fossils and footprints and answer reading comprehension questions (an exert from my Dinosaur Nonfiction Workbook) . In the second part students will conduct an experiment to see how moving differently leaves different types of evidence. In the third part, students can demonstrate their understanding through an art activity.
Next Generation Science Standard Alignment:
Structure and Function
Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago (3-LS4-1)