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Basic Biology Series: Animals of Long Ago


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Age Range:
8 - 10 years
Estimated Course Length:
6 hours
3rd - 5th grade
Basic Biology Series: Animal Kingdom course or a general knowledge of different types of animals.
Materials Included:
Course Study Guide, Study Guide Attachment, Study Booklet and Examination.

Product Description

The subject of dinosaurs is often a popular one with younger children.

This course presents information about those animals of long ago at a level easily accessible to a young student, and provides illustrations for each kind of dinosaur discussed. The course touches on possible explanations for the extinction of those huge animals, and also discusses how other animals were able to evolve and change in order to survive.

The student learns how paleontologists use fossils to find out about prehistoric animals, and gets to make his own imitation trace fossils.

Materials You Need to Supply: Texts: A book with lots of pictures of different kinds of dinosaurs, such as: Dinosaurs by Gail Gibbons, Holiday House (preschool-grade 3), Golden Guide to Dinosaurs and Fossils, Golden Books or Peterson's First Guide to Dinosaurs, Houghton Mifflin; a book with lots of pictures of fossils (if not in the guide). Materials: Newsprint or butcher paper; a petrified fossil; tray or large pan; a trace fossil showing a print or cast; paints and brush or markers; colored pencils; bowls with flat bottoms or pie plates; petroleum jelly; watercolors and brush; aluminum foil; plaster of Paris; a measuring cup; some animal and plant parts (such as leaves, nuts, small bones, shell); something to mix plaster in; modeling clay; small toy animals.