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Dinosaur Homes

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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Dinosaur Homes

In this activity about dinosaurs and survival, learners use scrap materials to create a miniature dinosaur habitat that includes a food source, water source, and shelter. This resource includes definitions of key words (habitat, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, extinct) as well as discussion questions to further learning.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model


Materials List (per group of students)

  • recycled art materials
  • paper
  • glue
  • colored masking tape
  • some plastic dinosaurs for inspiration


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Dinosaurs
      • History of Life
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Model Building
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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