Guide students through their study of dinosaurs with these articles, lesson plans, online learning activities, and writing assignments.
- Interpret information.
- Modelling clay
- Assortment of hard natural objects, such as shells, twigs, large seeds, or cones
Children use modeling clay to make their own fossil-like molds.
Connect to the Anthology
Point out that dinosaurs lived a long time ago. Ask children how they think scientists learned about dinosaurs.
Make New Discoveries
- Explain that one way scientists learned about dinosaurs is through fossils. Fossils are old rocks that have impressions of living things within them.
- Tell children that they can make their own model of a fossil. Demonstrate by pressing a shell or other object into softened modeling clay. Remove it to reveal the impression.
- Have children examine completed models and identify the objects that created the impressions.
How to Assess
Were children able to identify the objects that created the impressions?