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Dinosaur Detectives - Junior Paleontologists, Fossil Hunters
Students will learn how paleontologist use clues left by fossils to learn about how dinosaurs lived. Students will compare dinosaur nest eggs, teeth, gait and footprints. Student make a fossil impression project and share their creation.
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This class is designed as an interactive experience for students. The instructor will ask the students to answer questions and encourages them to ask questions. During the class, the teacher will show a variety of of fossil examples and speak about how those examples help us determine information about dinosaurs when they were alive. The examples will be used to show students how paleontologists are able to use those remains to determine how large dinosaurs were, what types of food they...
This class was designed to be delivered in a classroom setting and provides information that supports the following New York State Next Generation Science Learning Standards. P-LS1-1. Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive. P-LS1-2. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment. K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. 2-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive. 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. 3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. 4-ESS1-1. Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
1 file available upon enrollmentFossil Impression Materials: Small Bowl 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup salt 1/2 cup flour Plate to work on Small toy or shell to make a fossil impression with (suggested ridged shell or small dinosaur toy. Look for options with defined ridges that will make an detailed impression)
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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