Sing - Suchomimus Was His Name

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In this activity (located on page 2 of PDF), learners sing together a song that gives details about the dinosaur species Suchomimus (pronounced “Sook-o-mime-us”). The song is sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." After singing the song, learners discuss the new facts they've learned about the dinosaur species and make a list of its physical characteristics. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Dinosaurs
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
    • Evolution
      • History of Life

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Music


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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