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This particular set of dino-facts is based upon work done by Jack Horner and other associates of The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The data has been used in order to theorize about the behavior of dinosaurs in that area. Students should have some working knowledge about the three...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"""""""""Although Alfred Wegener was not the first to suggest that continents have moved about The Earth, his presentation of carefully compiled evidence for continental drift inspired decades of scientific debate. Wegener's evidence, in concert with compelling evidence provided by post World War II...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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"This mini field trip is designed to take preservice teachers on a Prehistoric Journey, where they will use the exhibits and Museum's education collections to answer the question """"Is T. rex a great big chicken?"""" Not only will you enjoy the exhibition with a Museum educator but you will also...
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Published in 2012
Trilobites were distinctly related to crabs and lived in the sea from 526 million years ago until they became extinct 250 million years ago. There were many different species and 17-000 types of fossil trilobite have been found, ranging in size from only a few millimeters to more than half a meter...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Jurassic fanatics can simulate their very own dinosaur as the software (Windows, Mac, Linux) and models are freely available to download
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Kentucky Paleontological Society was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It is intended that the Society be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs int he field. A newsletter is published...
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Scientists classify dinosaurs into two major groups: those with reptile-like hips and those with bird-like hips. Students will compare two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis: bird-hipped and reptile-hipped.
Grade Level   K 1 2
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Published in 2009
In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.
Grade Level   Pre-K K 1
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Published in 2006
Fossils provide a valuable record of the plant and animal life and environmental conditions from millions, even billions of years ago. In this lesson, students create their own fossils, and then use multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 1997
"This report illustrates how crinoids lived and became fossilized. By studying animations and the paper model, students will better understand the flower-like animal that is referred to as a """"sea-lily"""" and its ocean-floor environment. Included are templates for making the paper model,...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The study of dinosaurs stretches children's imaginations, provides new perspectives on time and space, and invites students to discover worlds very different from our modern Earth. The study of dinosaurs is important in understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals. In this...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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"In this activity, students examine a variety of soil samples and then conduct a simulated """"""""dig"""""""" in a grid of no-bake cookie bars. Students are introduced to the concept of a dig site and the use of simple grids."
Grade Level   1 2 3
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The world-famous fossil known as “SUE” is the largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. SUE measures 40.5 feet long from snout to tail and 13 feet tall at the hip. She boasts 58 dagger-like teeth and cuts a fine figure as the Museum's most popular backdrop...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Published in 2014
Learn how experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago. Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, a paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. While you may know about the extinction of large dinosaurs, you might not realize that...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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How dinosaurs evolved, lived and disappeared over 65 million years ago are still intriguing scientists. This is a whale of a tale about a butcher who yearns to be a fish and turns into a salmon. It inspires LeVar to go on an exploration of exotic marine life, tide pools and dolphins while he...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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This website is dedicated to providing fosil education, information and fun for kids of all ages. Questions will be answered, fossils will be found and you'll have fun in the process.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Fossil Butte National Monument preserves an extraordinarily high amount of fossils that are well-preserved. These fossils are here thanks to Fossil Lake which existed 52 million years ago. The lake's bottom was quite salty and lacked oxygen which differs from the lake's freshwater, oxygenated...
Grade Level   K 1 2
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Becoming a fossil is not easy. This activity takes students through the process of becoming a fossil.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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The Fossilization Game is a role-playing fantasy activity that helps children understand fossilization processes. Students should be able to identify the conditions necessary for fossilization: hard parts (organisms that possess these have a much better chance of fossilization), rapid burial, and...
Grade Level   K 1 2
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In the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, robotic dinosaur skulls demonstrate how the dental adaptations of plant-eating dinisaurs worked. They show that as teeth wore down, new teeth grew to replace them. Paleontologists can tell a lot from the size of a...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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