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Engage your students with these colorful Google Slides as they have fun learning about dinosaurs! This Google Classroom resource helps students produce a digital research report on dinosaurs. This Google slides based contains fun activity is completely paperless and is perfect for Chromebooks, HP Streams, and other devices in a 1:1 classroom. Printable version included!
Use these activities to engage students in a whole class, small group, or independent environment. This resource is also perfect for home school students.
Students work on their report template directly in the file on their device or computer. This product will also work with Microsoft OneDrive (instructions included!)
Templates are included to create, develop, write, edit, present, and assess your students’ Dinosaur Research Report. This report (or performance task) is also designed to not only to learn and explain the new information, but answer some higher level thinking questions (Common Core Essential Questions) to apply the knowledge they have learned. Students will do all of their research via the Internet and print media (this is not included in this product). Our product is designed to assess and show what your students have learned and share it with you, their parents, and perhaps the class if you’d like them to present it.
We have also included a printable version of this product!
A simple rubric and student checklist is included.
You can use this report template in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the slides you wish to use and tailor it to your students’ needs. This package contains the following Dinosaur Research Report elements/questions:
Report Template includes:
1. Title Page- Templates Provided-Topic, student’s name, and teacher’s name.
2. Which dinosaur did you choose and why did you choose it?
3. What does your dinosaur’s name mean and who was the person who found it?
4. What did your dinosaur look like, what was its size, its shape, unique characteristics? (Did it have horns, plates, crests or claws? Describe its teeth, head, neck, and tail).
5. How did its anatomy affect its life?
6. How did your dinosaur walk? Did it walk on two or four legs? Did it move fast or slow?
7. What has been discovered about your dinosaur’s behavior? Did it herd? Did it nurture its young? How intelligent was it?
8. What did your dinosaur eat and how did it get its food? Where was your dinosaur in the food chain?
9. Did your dinosaur have predators and if so what types? What animals did it prey upon if any?
10. What other dinosaurs was your dinosaur closely related to?
11. What did the Earth’s continents look like when it roamed the planet?
12. When did your dinosaur live? Describe the time in terms of millions of years or the geologic time period.
13. Where have the fossils of your dinosaur been found and when were they first found?
14. What are some interesting or special facts about your dinosaur?
15. Compare and contrast your dinosaur with another dinosaur that interests you. What are their similarities and differences?
16. What would our world be like today if dinosaurs were not extinct and they still were living on our planet with us? How would our world be different and what changes might we have to make in order to live successfully?
17. A page to insert a map of where your dinosaur lived.
18. A page to insert pictures of your dinosaur's habitat.
19. Blank page to add to any of the questions if more room is needed.
20. Additional Information page for any other facts not discussed in other areas of the report if needed.
21. A page to help your students find information for their report.
22. Resource Page and Bibliography Template- I use the Resource Page template because my students are not ready to learn the rules of a true bibliography, but if you teach bibliography skills I have included a template for you.
23. Note Taking page for students to take notes as they gather research on their volcano.
24. Rubrics- Performance Task for the Written Report
25. Blank Rubric
26. Dinosaur Report Checklist for students to check if all performance tasks are completed and included.
27. Editing and Revising Checklist.
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