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When Dinosaurs Ruled
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the Mesozoic Era, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Through research and activities students learn about the plants and animals that inhabited Earth at that time, and the changes in plant life that occurred due to the development of animal life. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Must be able to download .aiff files to hear vocabulary.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-185
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John E. DeMary
Loudoun County Public Schools

Publisher: Discoveryschool.com