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  21.   Jurassic Park Debate
...others. Teaching Materials The student will be representing scientists on the "for" or "against" side of a debate on whether or not to clone dinosaurs. There should be about four to six basic roles (depending on class size), with representatives for both sides. Essential roles include geneticists, paleontologists, and ecologists. Other roles could include physiologists, environmental scientists (focused on modern environmental problems) and ecologists can be split into modern ecologists and paleoecologists. In a small class, you can have one for each side. In a large class, have students share roles and work in group...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  22.   Paleogeographic Mapping (O.K. Fossils are Neat but What Good are They?)
...iduals are not available locally) and ask about the scientists' "failures". 4. Language arts can be incorporated into this activity by talking about some of the terminology. The prefix geo- is drawn from the Greek and refers to the earth as in geology, the study of the earth. Paleo- means old as in paleontology, the study of fossils (old life). Graphic also comes from a Greek root and refers to a drawing or painting. Paleogeographic could therefore be "translated" as "Old Earth Picture". A written description of the results can be assigned, even if it is only "We learned that some of the land areas used to be under wa...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  23.   Hunting Invertebrates in the Classroom
HUNTING INVERTEBRATE FOSSILS IN THE CLASSROOM Jon O. Garbisch Department of Geology University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045 Level: Elementary to junior high Anticipated Learning Outcomes The student will acquire a general knowledge of fossils and paleontology, the study of evidence of life in the past. The student will be able to identify the major invertebrate groups (phyla) commonly found in the fossil record. The student will learn how fossils tell us about the history of the earth. Introduction This activity is designed to provide a general knowledge about evide...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  24.   Dinosaur Paleoecology - Determining the Diet of Ancient Animals
...pularly described as "function defines form", is also true for individual parts of the body; each part has a shape well adapted to its purpose. For example, since teeth are used to grasp and cut food, the tooth's shape must be effective in catching and chewing the type of food that the animal eats. Paleontologists determine the best model from the real world to use as an analogy for the body part. For example, the best machine to cut wood is a saw. Therefore, you would expect the jaw of an animal that eats hard, woody plants to have a battery of teeth in it that could cut like a saw. 2. Then explain that dinosaurs and...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  25.   A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones
...ceramic relief sculptures of dinosaur bones. 2. The lesson will incorporate art history, aesthetics, and criticism with hands on activity. 3. The lesson, with the cooperation of the classroom teachers, will also focus on the inter-disciplinary study of dinosaurs and provide incite into the work of paleontologists. an overview of dinosaurs and the age in which these enormous creatures lived. Dinosaurs were the most successful animals to walk on this planet, dominating the earth for approximately 120 million years. Discuss the work of archeologists and paleontologists and what makes them different. Introduce students...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  26.   Rocks & More
...ribe the steps in how a fossil is made. * Read some rock poetry, such as "Rocks" by Florence Parry Heide, "Pebbles" by Valerie Worth, "Flint" by Christina Rossetti. * Fossils are imprints or remains of plants and animals from long ago that are found in rocks. To see some pictures of fossils, go to "Paleontological Research Institution: Touring The PRI Collections" at http://www.englib.cornell.edu/pri/collections/fColl.html * Teacher: Help students create their own sedimentary fossils. Give each student a shoe box. Have them line the inside of the box with aluminum foil, covering the bottom, sides and corners. Then fil...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  27.   Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Internet Lesson Plan Grade level: 3-6 Teacher Activities GOAL: To utilize the Internet in researching information relating to fossils, dinosaurs and paleontology. OBJECTIVE: At the end of the unit, the participant will be able to: Describe the origin of the term dinosaur and who coined it. Write a definition for the term dinosaur in his/her own words. List two myths about dinosaurs, outlining facts which dispel each. Identify and classify different types of dinosaurs. D...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  28.   Dinosaurs are Dino-mite!
...6 Teacher Activities Goal: To use Internet resources to explore topics related to dinosaurs. Objectives: At the end of the unit, the participant will be able to: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * List the characteristics of a dinosaur. Distinguish between dinosaur truths and myths. Define "fossil," "paleontology" and "paleontologist." Create various kinds of fossils. Describe how, when and where the first dinosaur skeleton was found. Plan and put together a dinosaur skeleton using pasta. Identify the Mesozoic Era as the age of the dinosaurs. Name the three periods of the Mesozoic Era, their climate and the type of plan...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  29.   Dinosaurs Are Dino-mite!
...rnet Lesson Plan Grade level: K-3 Teacher Activities Goal: To use Internet resources to explore topics related to dinosaurs. Objectives: At the end of the unit, the participant will be able to: List the characteristics of a dinosaur. Distinguish between dinosaur truths and myths. Define "fossil," "paleontology" and "paleontologist." Create various kinds of fossils. Describe how, when and where the first dinosaur skeleton was found. Plan and put together a dinosaur skeleton using pasta. Identify the Mesozoic Era as the age of the dinosaurs. Name the three periods of the Mesozoic Era. Construct a dinosaur diorama. Desc...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  30.   Fossils: Uncovering the Past
...eets and video through Thinkport. Another option would be to display the activity and video clip on a classroom computer with a projection device. In this case, students will need a copy of each worksheet. 1. Introductory Activity This activity is best suited for students without prior knowledge of paleontology. If your class has studied paleontology previously, the introductory activity should be considered optional. This website allows students to search for information on a variety of subjects. This link provides a ?dinosaur dictionary? in which you can search for terms related to dinosaurs or paleontology. The geo...
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    Grade Level: 3-5


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