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Kids love learning about dinosaurs and fossils! Teach your students all about dinosaurs and the fossils they left behind with this fun hands-on science unit. See list of standards that can be addressed using this packet (below).
Contents of packet:
-Dinosaur Power Point, 11 slides. I project these onto my classroom whiteboard to facilitate discussion.
-student worksheets: What Dinosaurs Looked Like, Plant-eater/Meat-eater, How Tall Were the Dinos - bar graph,Producers/Consumers, Ocean Food Chain, Dino Food Chain
-Cool Dinosaur Facts - 5 slides to project onto whiteboard and discuss
-How Fossils are Formed -Student Worksheet
-Fossil Scavenger Hunt Activity – print and laminate the bones, hide around your classroom or school, have your students be paleontologists- let them go on a fossil hunt! Students work in groups to find the 7 pieces that make up their dinosaur skeleton and then they work together to assemble the skeleton. Assembled skeleton is 22 inches high.
-I can’t fly my students out to a dig site in Wyoming so I bring dig sites to my classroom! Directions on how to do a mini- dino dig using bins with plastic dinosaurs or laminated dinosaur pictures (included in packet) Your students will love digging for dinosaurs! This activity teaches them how to chart and graph their data. Excavation chart and bar graph student worksheets included
-Types of fossils (Body:mold, cast; trace;preserved remains) student worksheet
- “How to make an amber fossil” activity using just glue and a worksheet!
-“How to make a trace fossil” activity using coffee clay, worksheet provided
-“How to make a mold fossil” activity using homemade Play-Doh
-“How to make a cast fossil” activity using Perfectcast.
-Photographs of my students' work included.
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