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Science & Nature

From Dinosaurs to Birds - Flex Class

Did you know that there are living dinosaurs? Learn about how dinosaurs became birds in this fun 4 week course!
Lisa Greenhut
404 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn about the characteristics of dinosaurs, geologic time periods of the Mesozoic (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous), methods in paleontology, evolutionary history of dinosaurs into birds, and features of modern day birds.
I teach this topic at the American Museum of Natural History as a museum educator in the Adventures in Science program.
Projects -
Week 1 - Create your own dinosaur species - poster or 3-D model
Week 2 - Make your own dino family tree
Week 3 - Design a transitional fossil - "from dino to bird"
Week 4 - Bird watching challenge or research a bird species
All videos will be provided as links to my unlisted YouTube channel. Handouts will be provided each week. Supplies needed for the projects: -Large paper to make a poster -Markers -Modeling clay, model magic, or other material for creating a 3-D model -Flat piece of cardboard -Empty cardboard box (shoebox is fine) Projects - Week 1 - Create your own dinosaur species - poster or 3-D model Week 2 - Dinosaur classification Week 3 - Flesh out a fossil activity Week 4 - Bird watching challenge
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Student projects can be posted in the classroom area for discussion and feedback.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Lisa Greenhut
Lives in the United States
Museum educator, science enthusiast and homeschooling parent
404 total reviews
274 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lisa and I love science! I'm a science educator at the American Museum of Natural History, and I want to bring science classes straight to you. Some of my favorite topics are:
-Rocks and Minerals - Geology rocks!
-Volcanoes - Explosive... 
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