Prehistoric Animals Teacher Resources
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ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?
1st - 3rd
Instructions for two terrific ancient history lessons for your primary paleontologists are provided in this resource. The first involves the creation of fossil cast replicas using plaster of Paris. The directions are detailed, but the...
The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old...
Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Normally when two species look similar, they are closely related. However, this doesn't seem to apply to the Triassic animals. Learn why these familiar looking animals are not actually related to today's animals. Viewers come to...
Jurassic Fight Club: T-Rex vs. Raptors - Part 2/2
6 mins 4th - 12th
The battle for survival between the duckbill and a pack of raptors progresses in this continuation of Jurassic Fight Club. This clip is highly dramatized and personifies the dinosaurs in a sensationalist way which takes the emphasis off...
Jurassic Fight Club: T-Rex vs. Raptors - Part 1/2
7 mins 4th - 12th
Fight or flight response and physical prowess is examined in this seven-minute video. Using evidence and a knowledge of animal behavior, scientists were able to show how the bird-like raptor attacked its prey. Studying dinosaur behavior...
Asteroid Attack - What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?
3 mins 4th - 12th
How do scientists know what really killed the dinosaurs? This clip explains what the KT boundary is and what it means in relation to dinosaur extinction. This clip is very short and seems to be a part of a larger BBC special on dinosaur...