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Day 1
Topic  Dinosaurs
Objectives/ I can ...
Introduction to dinosaurs.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
 
filmreel.gif - 313 Bytes  Dinosaur : Eyewitness Video

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Eyewitness Dinosaur Video Quiz  turn in at end of video.

  Dinosaur Song  3:07
 
Dinosaurs  10:06
  Dinosauria  3:57

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Day 2
Topic Dinosaur Information
Objectives/ I can ...
Name the two groups of dinosaurs
Research a dinosaur.
Gather information.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
  Dinosaur Differences  Lizard hipped and bird hipped dinosaurs

Warm-blooded vs. Cold-blooded Dinosaurs  3:57

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 Dinosaur Information

 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  Choose dinosaur for report.
           Begin gathering information.
           Kids will use Adopt A Dinosaur Fact Sheet on Day 4

 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Dinosaur List

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Day 3
Topic  Tyrannosaurus rex
Objectives/ I can ...
Read for information.
Define vocabulary words
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
 
Explain Latin meaning "terrible lizard king"
     Tyrannus - terrible
     Sarus - Lizard
     Rex - King

 Tyrannosaurus rex  3:24

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Tyrannosaurus rex Information, 6 comprehension questions 6 vocabulary matching

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Day 4
Topic  Dinosaur Names
Objectives/ I can ...
Use Greek and Latin descriptors to name dinosaurs.
Create a dinosaur using Greek and/or Latin descriptors.
Draw a dinosaur based on characteristics.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Walking With Dinosaurs: The Smell of Prey  2:40
  Walking With Dinosaurs: Diplodocus Hunting  3:39
James Knows His Dinosaurs  :57

   
Dino Names Lesson 

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Translating Dino Names

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Dino Names  Create a name and draw the dinosaur.
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crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Draw a Dinosaur   How to draw a dinosaur.

 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) How to Draw a Cartoon Dinosaur (T-Rex)

 

Day 5
Topic  Dinosaurs
Objectives/ I can ...
Name the the groups  of dinosaurs.
Investigate a dinosaur.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework

   Dinosaur Project  Adopt A Dinosaur Requirements and Dinosaur Project Rubric

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Adopt A Dinosaur Fact Sheet

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  How to Write a Dinosaur Report


CRETACEOUS DINOSAURS
Albertosaurus  6:30
Ankylosaurus  1:12
Deinonychus  2:57
Deinonychus Tribute  2:25
Giganotosaurus  0-2:15
Hadrosaurus  3:35
Iguanodon  4:54
Maiasaurus  :44
Megaraptor  2:15-4:37
Oviraptor  2:40
Pachycephalosaurus  2:29
Parasaurolophus  5:28
Protoceratops vs. Velociraptor  2:00
Spinosaurus 3:49
Spinosaurus in Jurassic Park 3  3:03
Tarbosaurus  3:35
Triceratops  2:03
Trodon  3:41
Tyrannosaurus rex  3:24
Velociraptor  1:53

Cretaceous Reptiles Not Dinosaurs
Criorhynchus
Elasmosaurus  3:26
Ichthyosaurus
Mosasaurus  5:06
Pteranadon  2:12


JURASSIC DINOSAURS
Allosaurus 2:00
Anchisaurus
Apatosaurus  2:03
Apatosaurus and Allosaurus  4:37
Barosaurus
Brachiosaurus 1:00
Ceratosaurus
Diplodocus  3:17
Megalosaurus  3:08
Seismosarus
Stegosaurus  1:43
Syntarsus and Dilophosaurus  2:17

Jurassic Reptiles Not Dinosaurs
Ichthyosaurus  1:31
Plesiosaurus  2:33
Pterodactylus  2:51
Rhamphorhynchus

Triassic Ends and the Jurassic Begins  2:50

TRIASSIC DINOSAURS
Coelophysis  2:25
Cynognathus
Eoraptor  3:52
Fabrosaurus
Herrerasaurus
Nothosaurs
Plateosarus  3:10
Phytosaur
Procompsognathus
Riojasaurus
Saltopus
Terasosaurus
Thecodontosaurus
Ticinosuchus

Triassic Reptiles Not Dinosaurs
Pterosaurs  4:55  found in ala 3 Mesozoic eras.

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 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes 
Dinosaur Names
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Dinosaur Fact Sheets Fact sheets for 83 different dinosaurs.

 

Day 6
Topic  Dinosaurs Oral Report
Objectives/ I can ...
Communicate information about dinosaurs.
Learn new names of dinosaurs.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
 bugeyekid.gif (3788 bytes) Oral report from Adopt-A-Dinosaur Fact Page
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Day 7
Topic  Dinosaur Extinction
Objectives/ I can ...
Can sort through evidence and come up with a scientific theory that best fits the data.
Can recognize whether evidence is consistent with a scientific theory.
Can use geologic evidence to propose theories about past life on earth.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Theory:
A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.

Extinction:
the process of no longer existing or living

Mass extinction:
the extinction of a large percentage of the earth's species

K-T boundary:
the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary Period; the end of the Mesozoic Era and the beginning of the Cenozoic Era

Iridium:
element found in abundance at the K-T boundary usually associated with impact events

Dinosaur Extinction  1:30

Dinosaur Extinction: You Can't Take Me  2:52

WHAT KILLED THE DINOSAURS
What Killed the Dinosaurs part 1  1:12
What Killed the Dinosaurs part 2  1:05


WHAT REALLY KILLED THE DINOSAURS
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? part 1  9:57
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? part 2  9:56
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? part 3  9:56
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?  part 4  9:55
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? part 5  5:59

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: DEATH OF A DYNASTY
Walking With Dinosaurs: Death of a Dynasty part 1  9:45
Walking With Dinosaurs: Death of a Dynasty part 2  10:00
Walking With Dinosaurs: Death of a Dynasty part 3  9:20

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Why Did the Dinosaurs Die Out? 

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Day 8
Topic  Dinosaur Extinction
Objectives/ I can ...
Can use geologic evidence to propose theories about past life on earth.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) What Caused the Extinction of the Dinosaurs
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Evidence Cards
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Handout

Note02.gif (247 bytes) What Killed the Dinosaurs?
     Continental Drift
     Asteroid Impact
     Volcanism
     Mammal Competition

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SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) PPT     Video

 DINOSAURS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Dino Names
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Dinosaur Task Cards for Primary Grades
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Eyewitness Dinosaur Video Quiz
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Translating Dino Names
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  What's In a Dinosaur Name?
crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Design-a-Saur
crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes Dino Names Lesson
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Dinosaur Coloring Page  Brachiosaurus, Rhamphorhynchus, Giganotosaurus, Velociraptor, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, also includes a Mammoth
 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Build a Dinosaur
Dinosaur Part 1 10:50     Dinosaur Part 2 10:50     Dinosaur Part 3 10:51     Dinosaur Part 4 10:50     Dinosaur Part 5 10:50    
                  Dinosaur Part 6 10:50    Dinosaur Part 7 10:50
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Dino-Base  A great reference site!
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Dinosaur Fact Sheets Fact sheets for 83 different dinosaurs.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Dinosaur Information
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Dinosaur Names
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  How to Write a Dinosaur Report   For information on particular dinosaurs, try the Dinosaur Information Sheets, the Dinosaur and Paleontology Dictionary, Dinosaur fact sheets, or Dinosaur Printouts
  Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Brainpop.com  Fantastic site combining engaging flash graphic interface, with great information movies, and related activities. A great site for students to explore and offers explanations on a whole spectrum of topics.
Click for Brainpop's flash movie on dinosaurs
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinoart - Dinosaur gallery  A full-service dinosaur art studio, Walters & Kissinger combines the talents of two paleontological restoration illustrators, Robert F. Walters and Tess Kissinger, and two professional dinosaur sculptors, Paul Sorton and Bruce J. Mohn. Together, we offer the most complete and scientifically accurate dinosaur artwork available to museums, publishers, film and television.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dino Don's Art Gallery
This site showcases the works of some of the world's foremost dinosaur artists. The gallery features new artists so be sure to check back. The current exhibit features works by Robert F. Walters, renowned dinosaur life restoration artist, painter, illustrator, and muralist.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dino Facts   Information and color pictures on 14 well-known dinosaur species.
Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Dinosaur Facts  Welcome to the greatest dinosaur site in the world.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaur OnLine Pedia  From Dinosauria On-Line
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaurs  Millions of years ago, long before there were any people, there were dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were one of several kinds of prehistoric reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era, the "Age of Reptiles."   A Great Site!!!
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaurs  If you love to explore, you'll have a great time with these dinosaur sites.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaurs   Within the last 30-40 years there has been a revolutionary transformation in our understanding of dinosaur paleobiology. When you watch a motion picture such as "Jurassic Park" or "Lost World", you are seeing a modern version of these fascinating animals - active, agile, and adaptable, as opposed to huge, awkward, lumbering versions of large reptiles. This page is designed to introduce you to some of the major types of dinosaurs with passing notes as to some of the new insights into how they lived and, ultimately, what kind of animals they were.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaurs  The Unofficial Dinosaurs Homepage -Dinosaur clips from the TV show Dinosaurs.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Dinosaurs: The Era of the Dinosaurs   Timelines illustrating the era in which dinosaurs ruled the land, and explores the theories behind their extinction - includes diagrams and pictures
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Discovering Dinosaurs  Britanicca.com's Discovering Dinosaurs includes an activity guide and teacher resources as well as extensive information under the headings Environment, Anatomy, Behaviour, and Physiology.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Discovering the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton  In the summer of 1858, Victorian gentleman and fossil hobbyist William Parker Foulke was vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey, when he heard that twenty years previous, workers had found gigantic bones in a local marl pit. Foulke spent the rest of the summer directing a crew of hired diggers shin deep in gray slime. Eventually he found the bones (above, right) of an animal larger than an elephant with structural features of both a lizard and a bird.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Evoultion of the Dinosaurs    Includes brief introduction about evolution, diagrams and graphics.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Favorite Dinosaurs    A-Z of different dinosaurs types.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Imax: Dinosaurs  T-REX Online. As a "virtual paleontologist" you can use your field computer to explore the Cretaceous Period and learn more about T-REX: Back to the Cretaceous, Imax's newest giant-screen adventure. There is a 36-page Teacher's Resource Guide is available which you can download the guide from the website. An activity-filled booklet to help your students enjoy and learn from the study of dinosaurs and paleontology.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Journal of Dinosaur Paleontology , Dinosauria on-line. Scroll to Tyrannosaurids to see a list of links to T. rex sights
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Jurassic Park: A Possibility?   A look at the genetics behind Jurassic Park the story - and its real-life applications.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Let's find out .com  Upon entering the keyword "Dinosaur" into their site search function, a wide range of dinosaur-related information pages are displayed. From specific pages on certain dinosaur species, to big bang and evolution explanations.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Official Disney site - 'Dinosaur' - the movie  The Official website of the Disney ' Dinosaur' movie. Impressive graphics and interactivity makes for not only an engaging web experience but also includes lots of dinosaur facts, images, sounds and activities
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Paleontology and Dinosaurs  This K-12 site is a comprehensive list of links to dinosaur and paleontological sites. Subject headings include: Dinosaurs, Fossils, Geologic Time, Human Evolution, and Paleontology.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Science Daily Article & BBC News - Science Article  2 Interesting articles both highlighting the discovery of 66-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur heart with X-Ray technology. It is the first ever fossilised dinosaur heart discovered. This means that dinosaurs, certainly the later ones, were probably warm-blooded and engaged in active behaviour provides evidence for theory that dinosaurs were warmblooded.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Sue-The inside story   Field Museum of Natural History. Information about the most famous T. rex , and activities for students based on the exhibit at the museum.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  ThinkQuest Time Machine   This is a student project which included dinosaurs as one area of investigation
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Walking With Dinosaurs  Featured here are some of the dinosaurs that lived 65 million years ago.  Click on them for information.  Lots of links!!
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Zoom Dinosaurs  Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.
MOSASAUR
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) A Day in the Life of a Mosasaur
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) A Moment in Time
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) One Day in the Western Interior Sea Mosasaur eating described.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mosasaur : South Dakota Museum of Geology   Skeleton and fozzilized stomach contents,
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Tylosaurus Museum

 

Student Extra Credit

  Extra Credit 

   Dinosaur Jokes   Can you answer the riddles?
   Download a Dinosaur  Make a dinosaur out of paper.
   Draw a T-Rex  In this activity, you will learn how scientists determine what prehistoric animals looked like based on their bones. The activity reinforces the concept that fossils are mostly the remains of hard parts of ancient life and integrates paleontology with biology. You will use the appearance of modern animals to reconstruct what an ancient animal, a Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex), may have looked like when it was living.  Use the Draw a T-Rex Worksheet to draw the head, add eyes, and a scale pattern.

 

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