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Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans

Dinosaurs are fascinating and exciting for young students, which makes them a useful subject for science teachers to deploy in lessons about geology, evolution, the fossil record, taxonomy, and other topics. From the American Museum of Natural History (previously featured in the 06-18-2018 Scout Report), this collection features curriculum resources designed for Grades 5-8. Among the materials are individual classroom activities (labels as "Hands-On"), lesson plans ("Educator Materials"), and related content ("Articles"). Each resource features a complete description and downloadable materials, including PDFs for activities and mp3 files for audio content. Best of all, the materials draw on the museum's collections and exhibits. Educators will want to check out lesson plans such as "What Teeth Tell Us," "Functions of Feathers," and "What is a Fossil?" Teachers can also explore other "Curriculum Collections" from the museum for other subjects such as biodiversity, ecology, earthquakes, the solar system, climate and weather, and architecture. The American Museum of Natural History, located in New York City, is one of the "world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions." Readers can follow the museum on Facebook (@naturalhistory) or Twitter (@amnh).
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Date of Scout Publication
December 10th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 3rd, 2021 at 11:25am
Date Of Record Release
December 6th, 2021 at 8:48am
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