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Paleontology: The Big Dig
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 match fossils to their description and a short paleontology quiz.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All text, images, and software code on this website are copyright property of the American Museum of Natural History and its programmers unless otherwise noted. They may be used for the personal education of website visitors. They may not be placed in the public domain. Any commercial reproduction, redistribution, publication or other use by electronic means or otherwise, is prohibited unless pursuant to a written license signed by the Museum.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-735
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'EduScapes: A Site for Life-long Learners'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History