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Join the Dinosaur Age


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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Join the Dinosaur Age

In this activity, learners rotate through several learning and play stations to explore dinosaurs and paleontologists. At these stations, learners use sand and dinosaur bone replicas to create a dig site and make observations, read several dinosaur books and complete dinosaur puzzles, role play as dinosaur hunters as they explore online dinosaur sites, create a dinosaur romp, listen to dinosaur music, and use clay or play dough to make dinosaurs and dinosaur tracks. This activity is featured on page 9 of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for K-2 learners.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • dinosaur models
  • dinosaur puzzles
  • selected dinosaur books and songs (including Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner)
  • sand table or plastic wading pool filled with sand
  • clay and play dough
  • handheld magnifying lens
  • centimeter ruler
  • paper
  • pencil and scissors
  • drawings of dinosaurs
  • Dino Diaries (page 113-116 of PDF)

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Fossils
      • Dinosaurs
      • History of Life
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Evolution
      • History of Life
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Nature and Environment
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • 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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