Showing posts with label Dino Trivia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dino Trivia. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Virtual Dinosaur Dig

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has three great interactive activities about dinosaurs. There is a virtual tour in which students can tour the museum and see close-ups of exhibits. The interactive timeline provides students with an overview of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras. The most fun of the interactive activities is the virtual dinosaur dig. In the virtual dinosaur dig students use a variety of archeologists' tools to unearth fossils and then assemble those fossils.



Applications for Education
The Smithsonian's virtual dinosaur dig could be a fun way for elementary school and middle school students to learn about archeology. The other interactive resources from the Smithsonian are also informative although not quite as engaging and the dinosaur dig.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Download a Dinosaur
Fun Dinosaur Games and Lesson Plans
Dinosaur Trivia Game

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Download a Dinosaur

Download a Dinosaur applies the concepts of paper dolls and origami to dinosaurs. Download a Dinosaur offers sixteen printable templates for creating paper models of dinosaurs. Print the templates on generic copier paper and have students color the models before assembling the dinosaur.

Applications for Education
Download a Dinosaur could be a good resource for pre-K and early elementary school teachers. If you're looking to incorporate a writing element into your dinosaur lesson, have students write a short story about the dinosaurs they've created from the templates.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
My Dinos - Fun, Safe Gaming Environment for Kids
Fun Dinosaur Games and Lesson Plans
Dinosaur Trivia Game

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dinosaur Trivia Game

Montana's tourism board has a great website for kids called Montanakids. On Montanakids users will find information about Montana and attractions in Montana. Most of the information is specific to Montana, but some of the games and information applies to the larger world. One of the sections useful for students and teachers is Dino Trivia. Dino Trivia is a fun interactive game for elementary students. Students are provided some brief information about dinosaurs before they play the game.

Applications for Education
The Dino Trivia Game on Montanakids provides some brief information about dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils found in Montana. After reviewing the information students play the interactive game.
An extension activity based on Dino Trivia would be to have students research and map the locations of dinosaur fossil discoveries across the country or the world. Students could use Google Maps or a traditional paper and pencil map to complete the activity.