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Dino-Facts: A Unit on Dinosaur Behavior
This activity takes students to the Bozeman, Montana area, where many dinosaurs once lived. They will gain an understanding of paleontological field work by analyzing evidence, developing hypotheses about dinosaur behavior, and supporting their hypotheses with evidence. This lesson contains materials needed, procedure, and extension ideas.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server, www.ucmp.berkeley.edu, may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-443
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Form and function
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Structure and function in living systems
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology


Author: Judith Scotchmoor
University of California Museum of Paleontology