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Subject: Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Dinosaur Fossils
Description: Students will enhance their understanding of fossils. Students explore fossils by creating their own fossil imprints using Play-Doh and Plaster of Paris.


Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (2), or Science (1)
Title: Tiger Math Graphing
Description: Students will listen and respond to the book Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger. Students will also create a pictograph based on the data collected from the book.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Habitats
Description: What is a habitat? In this lesson, students will identify that a habitat has four elements, food, water, shelter, and space. Students will identify their own habitat and create a brochure describing the habitat in terms of food, water, shelter, and space. They will work in cooperative groups to create a multimedia presentation describing the food, water, shelter, and space needs of one animal.


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Subject: Science
Title: Where Are the Dinosaurs?      Add Bookmark
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson is the first of a two-part series on dinosaurs. This lesson taps into student curiosity about dinosaurs in order to lead them to consider life forms that no longer exist. A variety of activities are suggested, including viewing online video clips, creating dinosaur puppets, and constructing dinosaur eggs.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science
Title: What Were Dinosaurs Like?      Add Bookmark
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson is the second of a two-part series on dinosaurs. Activities and discussions in this lesson revolve around comparing and contrasting dinosaurs to animals with which students are familiar. Students consider likenesses and differences through researching various questions and documenting their findings.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science - Natural History - Science - Paleontology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Dinosaur Bodies      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, from Xpeditions, asks students to think about the ways in which living animals use their bodies and the ways in which dinosaurs might have used their bodies, based on fossil evidence and our best educated guesses. They draw pictures of dinosaurs engaging in realistic activities and write explanations as to how the dinosaurs are using their bodies in these activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science - Natural History - Science - Paleontology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: A Dinosaur's Neighborhood      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students learn about the preferred habitat of Tyrannosaurus rex. They are then asked to choose the most appropriate habitat from three presented.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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