Dinosaur Research - Dinosaurs and Birds Sorting Mats

Grade Levels
PreK - 9th, Homeschool
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Did Birds Evolve from Dinosaurs?

Are Birds Modern Day Dinosaurs?

What does the evidence say?

You might be surprised to know what the evidence actually says about this important topic.

Let your students and kids decide for themselves based on the evidence and learn right along with them.

I designed this project with my son, who has Autism, in mind. He hates writing and has a hard time getting his ideas out on paper. When I started using sorting mat activities to assist with learning, it took the stress off of me and him as well.

As a result, I started creating sorting mat units to assist other teachers and parents to make learning more enjoyable.

Included in this Cool Activities Pack:

  • Sorting Activities
  • Research and Writing
  • Opportunity to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
  • Reinforce Dinosaur Recognition
  • Differences between Dinosaurs (bird-hipped versus lizard-hipped) and the significance of each in relation to the creation versus evolution issue.


Realistic Dinosaur Coloring Sheets.

Dinosaur Information Sheets to aid with research.

42 pages

Below are the objectives:




• Students will identify and describe at least 1

difference between bird-hipped and lizard-hipped


• Students will name at least 2 different bird-hipped

dinosaurs and at least 2 different lizard-hipped


• Students will list at least 2 facts about


• Students will discover at least 2 differences between

feathers and scales.

• Students will learn the difference between coldblooded

and warm-blooded.

• Students will research both sides of the “birds to

dinosaurs” theory and write a minimum 5-paragraph

report comparing and contrasting bird-hipped and

lizard-hipped dinosaurs, including a discussion of

their interpretation and conclusions based on the

evidence. (See Reference Page for Sources).

• Students will analyze whether it is logical to conclude

that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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