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  21.   Tracing the Origins of Man
NIE TOOLS Search Lessons Grade Level: 7-12 Subject: Paleontology Lesson for March 27, 2001 Tracing the Origins of Man For 20 years, most scientists have agreed that Australopithecus afarensis, represented by the famous Lucy skeleton found in Ethiopia, is the direct ancestor of the many branches of hominids -- upright walking human-like primates -- including modern man. But a...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  22.   Making a Scale Drawing of Dinosaurs
...of the skull and teeth of the dinosaurs. Writing: The student will record observations, writing the answers to the student questions using complete sentences, using proper grammar and correct spelling of the words. Extensions: The students might want to make other life sized drawings of dinosaurs. "Paleontology and Dinosaurs" has some activities that are similar to making life-sized dinosaur drawings.It would also be a good interdisciplinary activity to work with the math and make their own drawings. References: Investigating Science with Dinosaurs, author Craig A. Munsart, Teacher Ideas Press a Division of Libraries...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  23.   Dinosaur Prints
free stats Visit Exhibits Education Research Collections Support About Us Contact Us Tours Exhibits Support About Us Contact Us Dinosaur Prints photo from Martin Lockley/Triebold Paleontology Author: Anita Oray, Magee Elementary School, Genesee Depot, WI Grades: K-1 Overview of Lesson: Children will compare the shape of common animal footprints to dinosaur footprints. After measuring, they will compare the relative size of dinosaur footprints to their own footprints. Suggested Time: 60 minutes Stude...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  24.   What Have We Here? A Classroom Dig for Discovering Fossils
...and demonstrations will be necessary on the use of and the safety of instruments and tools being used. Parent volunteers will be beneficial. Suggested Time: 5 periods of 50 minutes Students' Prior Knowledge: The following short answer pre-test will be given to determine prior knowledge: 1. What is Paleontology? 2. What is a dinosaur? 3. What is a mosasaur? 4. What is a paleontological dig? 5. Using a meter stick to represent a time line, with today being at zero and the beginning of Earth at 100, where would dinosaurs exist? Background Information: Paleontology is the study of ancient life on Earth. A paleontologist...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  25.   Can You Dig It?: Mapping the Squirrelasaur Site
...roups as they investigate a ?fossil? site and construct a site map. The lesson is designed to be part 2 of a one to two week simulation activity where they plan and participate in a ?Dino Dig? in their school?s backyard. During the unit on fossils and dinosaurs they will participate in a schoolyard paleontology simulation. Students will be told that they have the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to plan and go on a dinosaur dig. They need to work in groups of 4-6 people as they complete the following tasks: 1) Each group needs to write a proposal to submit to an appropriate company or agency to acquire the funds ne...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  26.   Mapping the Bone Field: An Area and Scale Exercise
...a and Scale Exercise Author: Kathy Kruthoff, Washington Elementary, Stevens Point, WI Grades: 3-6 Overview of Lesson: Students relate multiplication to area by making a grid on graph paper and then creating the same grid in real space outside in the school yard. This activity models mapping done by paleontologists and archaeologists. Suggested Time: Two 45-minute sessions Students' Prior Knowledge: Students need to know that rectangles come in a variety of shapes, including squares. They should also know the terms length and width. Some knowledge of multiplication might be helpful. The lesson Hide and Seek with Bones:...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  27.   Introduction to Paleontologists
Lesson Plans Lesson Topic/Subject: Introduction to Paleontologists Grade Level: Kindergarten Teacher of Lesson: Emily Maki Approximate Time: 40 minutes Objectives: 1. Students will know what paleontologists are and what their job is. 2. Students will know what fossils are and say names of different dinosaurs. 3. Students will spell "paleontologist". Materials: 1. Digging Up...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  28.   Earth Systems
...Colorado River in the last 20-35 million years. Image #12 http://www.nps.gov/band/photos2.htm The second image on this page shows the results of a forest fire in Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. The time frame is days or weeks. Image three is used in this lesson with the permission of The Paleontological Research Institution and author/editor Jane Picconi and illustrator J Houghton as per Molly Stapleton, 01-20-04. The reference is below: Picconi, Jane E., editor, "The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Geology of the Southeastern U.S.". Paleontological Research Institution: Ithaca, NY. Retrieved January 20, 2004...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  29.   Greek And Latin Root Words
.... Appendix A: Teacher Notes on History of the English Language, page 3, dinosaur names and definitions. Do this in an oral discussion. Some students may know some of the root words, but all together, these words will exhibit for students the widespread use of Greek and Latin words in the science of paleontology (Greek "paleo"=existing things, remaining things, and Greek, "ontology"= study of nature and properties of) 11. Collect and look over notes on history of the English language. Check for understanding. 12. Hand out Vocabulary List One, Appendix C, to all students. Read over the Greek and Latin root words, the me...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  30.   Life Giving Rivers
...en) C. Baldwin, C. Living by a Prairie (Lessons Four-Seven) D. Baldwin, C. Living by a Temperate Deciduous Forest (Lessons Four-Seven) E. Baker, L. Life in the Oceans (Lessons Four-Seven) F. Biome Group of the Fall 1996 Biology 1B class, section 115, at UC Berkeley. "The World's Biomes, " Museum of Paleontology [On-line]. Available URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/ (Lessons Four-Seven) G. Byles, M. Life in the Polar Lands (Lessons Four-Seven) H. Chinery, M. Desert Animals (Lessons Four-Seven) IV. 3rd Grade, Life Giving Rivers 2003 Colorado Unit Writing Project 3 I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S....
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