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Make a Dinosaur


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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Make a Dinosaur

In this activity, learners explore the size and scale of dinosaurs. Learners listen to "Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs" by Byron Barton to understand some background information about dinosaurs. Then, learners use pipe cleaners or wire to create skeletal dinosaur models to scale based on reference drawings. As a group, learners then make a bar graph of the sizes of the dinosaurs. This activity is featured on page 19 of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for K-2 learners.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

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

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Dinosaurs
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Literature
  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ©2004

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