TeachersFirst's Dinosaur Resources

Other TeachersFirst Special Topics Collections

Kids "dig" dinosaurs, whether they learn about them in science class while studying paleontology and geology or simply include explore dinosaur as a personal favorite topic. Dinosaurs are an elementary school perennial, but even high school students enjoy digging into fossils and geologic time. This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst features a wide range of lesson ideas and research sources for students of all ages. Spend some "geologic time" as you try some of the project ideas or simply make this collection available to your dino-maniacs.

Explore all of our resources about dinosaurs

 

Previous   20-29 of 29 

29 Results | sort by:

Less
More

Build a Dinosaur - Scholastic

Grades
1 to 4
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Come to this site and build a dinosaur! Students can choose the type of body, tail, head, and legs. As they click on the choices, information is provided about the ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Come to this site and build a dinosaur! Students can choose the type of body, tail, head, and legs. As they click on the choices, information is provided about the six dinosaurs included in this activity: Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Iguanodon, Triceratops, Anklosaurus, and Corythosaurus. The site teaches how the dinosaurs protect themselves, what they eat, and more. Students can create a "real" dinosaur, or their own creation. For example, give the dinosaur the head of the Iguanodon, the body of the Stegosaurus, the tail of the Anklosaurus, and the legs of the Triceratops. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): adaptations (18), dinosaurs (50), paleontology (39)

In the Classroom

Use this site during your dinosaur unit to teach about six well-known dinosaurs and the adaptations their bodies had to fit their environments and eating habits. Create the "real" dinosaurs on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Take time and have students read the facts presented about each body part of the dinosaur. Have students work on individual computers to create their own dinosaur (using parts from various dinosaurs). Have students print their dinosaurs, name their new type of dinosaur, and write a story about it (describing what the dinosaur eats, how it protects itself, and other factual information). Modify student learning by having them write their final story using Elementari, reviewed here. Elementari f eatures include drag and drop text, illustrations, and shapes. Other tools include the ability to animate illustrations or text and to create interactions by touch.
 This resource requires Adobe Flash.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

2nd Grade Home Page - Kidport

Grades
1 to 3
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This site was created for second grade students. It offers links to activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This site was created for second grade students. It offers links to activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject areas only offer one or two activities, while others offer several topics. The topics vary greatly and include addition, subtraction, multiplication, dinosaurs, Earth, the solar system, continents, oceans, compound words, contractions, and more! Much of the site consists of interactive quiz style questions (rather than background information). But this site does have a little bit of everything.

Although some of the activities are not highly interactive, they are well done and could be very useful in the classroom. Some of the pages do have advertisements, but they are not distractive. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): addition (224), continents (49), dinosaurs (50), oceans (164), subtraction (186)

In the Classroom

Use the activities at this site as an anticipatory activity for a new topic, or review prior to the big quiz. The site's activities would work well on an interactive whiteboard or projector. List this site in your class newsletter and on your class website for students to use for additional practice at home.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Who Dung It? - BBC

Grades
6 to 10
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Use logical reasoning, your knowledge of prehistoric animals, and the scientific approach of a paleontologist to match the type of ancient "dung" to the animal who produced it. After...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Use logical reasoning, your knowledge of prehistoric animals, and the scientific approach of a paleontologist to match the type of ancient "dung" to the animal who produced it. After finding out if you are right, read about the creature whose droppings are featured. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): dinosaurs (50), fossils (44), paleontology (39)

In the Classroom

Hook your reluctant scientists and readers with this interactive challenge. This is a great way to introduce scientific approach and provide students with practice in the logic scientists use. Share the site on a projector or laptops as a whole class or partner activity to introduce your "what is science" unit, especially with skeptical middle schoolers.
 This resource requires Adobe Flash.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

DinoDictionary.com - Arts and Letters Corp.

Grades
K to 4
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
For the avid dinosaur lover! Students can look up any dinosaur in this user-friendly dinosaur dictionary. Do not forget to listen to the dinosaur talk...and give a brief description...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

For the avid dinosaur lover! Students can look up any dinosaur in this user-friendly dinosaur dictionary. Do not forget to listen to the dinosaur talk...and give a brief description of itself as well as the appropriate way to pronounce each individual dinosaur name. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): dinosaurs (50)

In the Classroom

Share this link on your teacher web page during a unit on dinosaurs or for your dino-maniacs to explore for enrichment during school breaks. You could also use it as a source for student research; even non-readers can learn using the audio self-profiles. Play a dino sound file for your students as a listening activity!
 This resource requires Adobe Flash.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Dinosaur! - NPS

Grades
5 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
There is much to explore in this impressive site from the National Park Service that takes visitors on a multimedia tour of the Dinosaur National Monument. The multimedia features are...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

There is much to explore in this impressive site from the National Park Service that takes visitors on a multimedia tour of the Dinosaur National Monument. The multimedia features are especially riveting. Students can follow the experiences of a fossil, from the point at which it is discovered, to its placement in the museum. A video clip highlights the amazing work being done by paleontologists, and an interactive sketch allows visitors to explore an artist's conception of the prehistoric landscape. A dinosaur family tree and geologic timeline are also included.

tag(s): dinosaurs (50), fossils (44), paleontology (39)

In the Classroom

Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in pairs. After students explore the site, have small groups enhance their learning by creating a simple infographic sharing their findings using Easel.ly, reviewed here. Transform students' learning by challenging them to create an annotated image including text boxes and related links using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here, to describe the life and times of dinosaur species.
 This resource requires Adobe Flash.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

What Did T. rex Taste Like? - U.C. Berkeley

Grades
7 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This well-organized site from U.C. Berkeley provides middle and high school students with an introduction to cladistics (a way of organizing living things by common ancestry and evolutionary...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This well-organized site from U.C. Berkeley provides middle and high school students with an introduction to cladistics (a way of organizing living things by common ancestry and evolutionary relationships) and involves students in posing hypotheses about past life based upon evolutionary history. The site was created with support from the National Science Foundation.

tag(s): dinosaurs (50), evolution (103), fossils (44)

In the Classroom

Use this activity as a learning center or station during a unit on cladistics or evolution. Save this site as a favorite on classroom computers and have students complete the activity in pairs or cooperative learning groups. This would be a great activity during a Biology class. As an extension, students can summarize what they learned in an flow chart or graphic organizer such as Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers, reviewed here.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

The Dino Directory - British Museum of Natural History

Grades
4 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This site from the British Museum of Natural History is a rich resource for images of dinosaurs. Users can select by body type, country, geologic time period, and other idicies. ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This site from the British Museum of Natural History is a rich resource for images of dinosaurs. Users can select by body type, country, geologic time period, and other idicies. Apart from the images, which are watermarked, there is only basic information on the size and environment of each creature. While not intended for elementary students, the navigation is simple enough for these students to use effectively in finding images.

tag(s): dinosaurs (50)

In the Classroom

In a unit on dinosaurs, share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector with students. The function they will find most interesting about this site is the area that describes the dinosaurs that existed in their local area! Brief bios are presented on all the dinosaurs, so this could also be a great resource if the students were to research their local dinosaurs for a project.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Previous   20-29 of 29