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Large kits include a teacher's guide, specimens, and five fun activities for learning.
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Summary of Contents
ACTIVITY ONE - DINOSAUR DIVERSITY
Students investigate the diversity among dinosaurs by developing different strategies for grouping them together. This activity introduces students to scientific terms and dinosaurs that are used throughout the kit.
16 Dinosaur Models:
4 Dinosaurs poster series:
Dinosaurs of the British Isles 115 million years ago
Dinosaurs of North America 140 million years ago
The End of the Dinosaurs 65 million years ago
Early Dinosaurs 200 million years ago
Dinosaur Groups Activity Sheet
16 Dinosaur Information Cards
Dinosaurs Golden Guide
ACTIVITY TWO - DINOSAURS ON THE MOVE
Students explore how scientists use the distribution of dinosaur fossils to understand the movements of the continents.
6 Small dinosaur models:
Map Puzzle Activity Sheet (template)
Moving Continents Model
North America in the Age of Dinosaurs poster
National Geographic Vol. 183; January, 1993
ACTIVITY THREE - BIG TIME TOUR
Students explore the vast span of geologic time. First they consider big numbers, then take some guesses about important past events and locate them on an arm's length map of time.
Million Appreciation Lesson (template)
The Tower of Time poster
ACTIVITY FOUR - DIGGING DINOSAURS
Students will practice excavation skills and train their eyes to distinguish dinosaur bone from rock.
5 Specimen sets each containing:
1 chicken bone
1 mammal bone fragment
1 piece of petrified wood
1 horn coral fossil
1 crinoid fossil
1 dinosaur fossil cast
1 dinosaur fossil bone fragment
2 small rocks
5 Tool kits each containing:
1 Small screwdriver
2 Hand lenses
Grid Map Activity Card (template)
Geological Bedrock Map of Nebraska
10 Dinosaur bone fragments
15 Small rocks
Fossils Tell of Long Ago
ACTIVITY FIVE - TRACKS AND TRACES
Students explore dinosaur behavior by creating dinosaur track records.
Dinosaur Track Challenge Activity Card (template)
5 Dinosaur Footprints Activity Card (templates)
A Glimpse of the Past poster
On the Tracks of DinosaursTrace fossils included in the kit:
Lambeosaurus skin impression cast (2)
Small carnivorous dinosaur footprint cast (2)
Carnivorous dinosaur footprint cast (2)
Oviraptor egg cast (2)