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63 resources with the keyterm paleontology

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Digging Up a Dinosaur Graveyard

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Travel with a team of paleontologists as they dig into the Gobi Desert to uncover new species of dinosaurs. They find several dinosaur graves containing a new find, Guanlong, or crested dragon, a never before seen species trapped in a...
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What if Dinosaurs Hadn't Been Wiped Out?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
An intriguing question awaits you and your imaginative learners. What would life be like if dinosaurs had survived and were still alive today? A passionate paleontologist gets kids thinking about what paleontologists do and what would...
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DinoWorks

For Teachers 1st - 4th
DinoWorks is a paleontolgy kit that you can order from skullduggery.com. This resource has directions that come with it. Primary paleontolgists examine bone replicas of the Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops that you prepare...
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Paleo-Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars will comprehend the use of simple grids and the basic principles and skills used on a paleontological dig, such as the Illampi Mound Colony. They incorporate a systematic investigation. Students analyze a variety of...
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Discover the science of archaeology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research archaeology. In this archaeology lesson, students conduct research about archaeology and one ancient culture. Students write a magazine article about an archaeological dig.
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Daily Dig Checklist

For Students 3rd - 6th
If you are staging an archaeology or paleontology simulation, here is a checklist that you can post for your diggers. It lists reminders for how to prepare for the dig, as well as reminders for wrapping up. 
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Dinosaurs Are Dino-mite!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a unit on dinosaurs. They explore various websites, create a dinosaur skeleton using pasta, construct a dinosaur diorama, write an essay, create a book about dinosaurs, and list and summarize theories about dinosaur...
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Poisonous Dinosaur

For Students 5th - 10th
For this dinosaur worksheet, learners read about the debate concerning the evidence for dinosaurs with poisonous saliva. Then students complete 4 short answer questions.
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Student Paleontologists - Delving into Microfossils

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students classify microfossils according to their physical characteristics. In this earth science lesson, students research about what phylum their fossil belong to. They prepare slides and write descriptions about them.
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When Dinosaurs Ruled The World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners discover how a paleontologist digs up fossils and what tools they use.  In this paleontology lesson, students discuss the importance of the job of a paleontologist, watch a video on the process of extracting fossils, and pretend...
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Bringing Dinosaurs Back to Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explain how the earth makes fossils and how dinosaur remains become fossils. In this Bringing Dinosaurs Back to Life lesson, students solve paleo-puzzles which ask students to solve problems as if they were paleontologists....
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Scientists Study Dinosaur "Mummy"

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners share ideas about how scientists know about dinosaurs, then read a news article about the recently found remains of a hadrosaur. In this dinosaur lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a class discussion and...
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Prehistoric Discoveries

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students agree or disagree with several statements about ancient animals, then read a news article about recent prehistoric discoveries. In this earth science and current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Dinosaur Traces

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify and interpret the type of evidence found at a typical dinosaur dig and mimic a paleontologist by taking crayon rubbings of simulated bone impressions. After the rubbings are taken, the students reconstruct the complete...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a unit on fossils, dinosaurs, and paleontology. They explore various websites, identify and classify different dinosaurs, describe the "Dinosaur Egg Project" and the technology being used, and compare/contrast two...
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Dig This

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the work of paleontologists and the life of dinosaurs and create a sculpture of the bones of a Stegosaurus. The sculpture was then buried and used by other classes for a dig.
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Discovering Fossils

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students dig for and discover fossils in a classroom setting. They dig on a tarp to find, map, assemble, and photograph their discoveries.
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Fossils: Paleontology

For Teachers K
Students study the professional field of paleontology. They practice using digging and observation techniques that are used by paleontologists. Then they experiment with measurement techniques and concepts.
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Teaching with The Mammoth Mystery

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use a website to research and summarize findings on the earliest mammoth found east of the Mississippi River. They write a paragraph, make an outline and join key words into meaningful sentences to summarize their research.
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Fossils

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discuss the work of a paleontologist and examine several fossils and books on paleontology. They use clay and Plaster of Paris to create a cast of an object and compare this activity to the formation of fossils in nature.
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Branches of Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this science worksheet, students locate and identify the various branches of science as they are named. There are 36 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Archaeology and Prehistoric Native Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the terms paleontology and archaeology and examine how they can help us learn about prehistoric Native Iowans.  In this archaeology instructional activity students discuss these terms and view a video on Native Americans. 
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How Do Animals Move?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the function of animal structures. In this paleontology lesson, 6th graders identify how animals move. Students will look at  individual animal structures and then determine their functions. Students will make...
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Paleontologists and Paleontology

For Teachers 2nd
In this paleontology lesson, 2nd graders discover the tools paleontologist use and how they use them to uncover fossils. Students also create their own fossils, read Digging up Dinosaurs, and deepen their understanding through a class...