Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Lesson Topics To Cover:
Fossils ~ Animals’ shells and skeletons are preserves in rocks as fossils. When a fossil is found, Paleontologists use the rock layers to identify the date of the fossil. This is done by looking at the layers of rock where the fossil was found and estimating/deciphering which time period the fossil belongs to based on the age period of the rock layer.
Dinosaurs ~ Dinosaurs were animals related to reptiles and birds which existed millions of years ago. They are just one of a variety of prehistoric animals. Some dinosaurs were huge while others were as small as a chicken. Some of the better known dinosaurs include: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Ceratosaurus, Diplodocus and Spinosaurus. It is believed that unlike the other types of dinosaurs, the Velociraptor had feathers.
Flying Reptiles and Early Birds:
Worksheet: Carnivores vs Herbivores cut-n-paste
Did You Know?: The largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found is nicknamed Sue ~ it is named after Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist who found it in South Dakota during the Summer of 1990. It is currently housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Making Fossils ~ using modeling clay, a plastic bag and items such as twigs, leaf, feather, shells or chicken bone (boiled and clean). Place a piece of clay inside a plastic bag to flatten, then press item onto clay to make imprints. You can also make them ahead of time and have the child identify what type of fossil imprint it is or match it to the original form. If you are unable to find modeling clay, white playdoh might work as an option.
Visit an Exhibit ~ dinosaur exhibits at a zoo, museum or science center offer wonderful learning opportunities.
Writing Activity ~ have the child write about which dinosaur they like best or would like to have seen in person.
Make a Dinosaur Museum display with these paper model cutouts:
Math Related Activity: Measure and compare dinosaur sizes to a human, car or school bus.
Songs & Poems: Dinosaur themed
dinosaur = el dinosaurio