Fossils Tell of Long Ago

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Subject Headings – Fossils
Call # – 552, 560

Activity
Dino Dig Interactive Game http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/dinosaurs/interactives/dig/main.html
Ology – Paleontology
Fossil Tour http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/fossil/5to8/Intro.html Animated video of how dinosaurs became fossils
Fossil Lesson | Dig it http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/dig-it-fossils-5/ Worksheet

Books
B ANN Mary Anning
E Thomas the T. Rex: The Journey of a Young Dinosaur to Los Angeles Written by Michael Smith, Illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski
552 EVE Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads/ Laura Evert ( p. 24-31)
552 HUN Rocks, minerals, and fossils / Rebecca Hunter (p.22-25)
552 PEL Rocks and Fossils / Chris Pellant. (p.28-38)
567.9 ALI Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki

Printables from Teachervision (Subscription – see Librarian)
All About Fossils Use this fill-in-the-blank sheet to explain to your class how fossils were created.
Science Fun: Dinosaur Habitat Find the 10 modern-day things hidden in a picture of prehistoric Earth.
Playing Prehistorics Here is a play from which children will learn dinosaur facts.
Future Fossils This art activity builds skills in clay.

Videos
VID-T 560 All about fossils [videorecording] / Schlessinger Media

Websites
Enchanted Learning – Fossils
Falls of the Ohio State Park http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/index.html ‘ Located in Indiana, these fossil beds are among the largest, naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world
Fossils, Rocks and Time: Table of Contents http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/contents.html
What is a Fossil? http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/fossil_intro.html

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Mister Bones: Dinosaur Hunter

by Jane Kurtz, ill. by Mary Haverfield

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Subjects – Dinosaur Hunters, Paleontologists, Barnum Brown, Andrew Carnegie, Earl Douglass,  Fossils

Biographies by Jane Kurtz
B APP Johnny Appleseed/ by Jane Kurtz
B COL Christopher Columbus/ by Jane Kurtz
B KIN Martin’s Dream/ by Jane Kurtz

Related Books
B BRO Barnum Brown

Barnum’s Bones

567.9 ALI Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki
567.9 KER The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer : true dinosaur story in three ages
567.9 PAR Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish
567.9 WIL Discovering dinosaurs with a fossil hunter / Judith Williams ; illustrations by Michael W. Skrepnick
567.909 RAY Dinosaur Mountain: Digging into the Jurassic Age/ Deborah Kogan Ray
567.912 FRE T. Rex/ Vivian French
567.912 ROB Dinosaur Named Sue: The Find of the Century/ by Fay Robinson

Websites
Jane Kurtz – Mister Bones
http://www.janekurtz.com/books/mistercurriculum.html

 

How Big Were Dinosaurs?

Last week we read the book How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge.

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We talked about how  there are no longer any dinosaurs (extinction) and how  we know facts about dinosaurs (fossils) .  We talked about how some scientists believe that dinosaurs disappeared due to a drastic change in climate and their habitats.  These are all topics that they are studying in the classroom.  We discussed that all the information or nonfiction books about dinosaurs (subject) are together on in the library and have the same Call #.  Students were then given a card with the Call# of a habitat, in order to find and pick out a book to use for a habitat project that they will be working on in the classroom.  As usual, there were books on display in the library about the subjects we discussed (fossils, dinosaurs, habitats).  In addition, there was a dinosaur bookmark.

Additional Activities

Authors Website –  How Big Were Dinosaurs  (Coloring Pages)

Brainpop.com – Dinosaurs (Video)

Enchanted Learning – Dinosaurs