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This site, from the American Museum of Natural History, features a cladogram (dinosaur family tree) to explore the physical features of dinosaurs; information on fossil expeditions in Mongolia; a section on fighting dinosaurs; and activities such as building a home Mesozoic museum, creating dinosaur stationery, searching for fossils, excavating bones, and drawing dinosaurs. There is also a game to ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This database contains detailed information on hundreds of dinosaurs and dinosaur related topics. It features a dinosaur dictionary, dinosaur clip art and flex-art, and links to lesson plans and dinosaur experiments for teachers. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Glossary, Ref. material, Sound
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This activity, designed to simulate an archeological dig, allows students to experience the difficulties when interpreting an archeological discovery. They will demonstrate an understanding of model building, use problem solving to put unknown entities together in a sequential manner, and answer questions related to an organisms structural and/or anatomical design, possible habitat, and way of securing ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This powerpoint hosted by the National Park Service (NPS) educational site introduces the concepts behind the science of paleontology. Specifically, this show discusses how paleontologists put clues together to interpret what happened millions of years ago in the history of the Earth. This includes using maps and stratigraphic columns to find places to look for fossils, removing fossils from their ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This lesson is designed to teach elementary students to make observations and form hypotheses by using the concept of trace fossils. Using tennis shoes to create different track types and patterns, students write stories and draw conclusions about what kinds of activities might have created such track patterns. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This activity demonstrates to students how paleontologists put fossil evidence together allowing them to imagine what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Students are given certain fossils (drawings or real specimens) and must draw a map showing what environments were present when the fossils were living. This lesson provides all necessary worksheets as well as extension activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This lesson introduces elementary students to the concept of soring living things into groups according to certain features. Students look at two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis and categorize them accordingly. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This website is part of National Geographic's Xpeditions Hall, and offers videos, links to related sites, and other interactive features to help students understand the importance of environment as it relates to organisms and where they choose to live. This activity uses the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex as an example and prompts students to find out what kind of environment would best suit this creature's ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Photograph, Video
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This National Geographic Society (NGS) website takes users behind the scenes of their 1996 article 'The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt'. The site contains an online egg hunt and a look at fossil researchers as they 'hatch' fossilized dinosaur eggs to reveal the embryos inside. This includes an in-depth look at 3 different dinosaur eggs that have been found, how researchers view the insides of fossilized ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan fossils and how they are formed. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity to a higher cognition level. The major motivation is to employ instructional strategies ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Paleontology
 
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