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Dinosaur Days

A Dinosaur WebQuest for Grades 2-3
Designed by Lillie Large

T-Rex running


INTRODUCTION

Imagine what it must have been like during the days of the dinosaurs. If you could travel back in time which dinosaur would you like to see? What would you want to learn?

time machineDuring this webquest you will travel to sites that, with a little imagination, will take you back to the days of the dinosaurs. So climb aboard the time machine, set it for the year 150,000,000 B.C. and hold on!
TASK

Your task for this journey back in time is to collect facts about dinosaurs, their behaviors and paleontology. You will also become an expert on the dinosaur that has been assigned to you. After you have collected your data you will enter it into our class dinosaur chart. Then you and your partner will create an exhibit for a class Dinosaur Museum. You will present your exhibit to the class to teach them about your dinosaur.
THE PROCESS

1. First you will be assigned a partner.

2. Then you and your partner will be assigned a dinosaur to research.

3. Next, you will click on the link DINOSAUR INFORMATION SHEET and print out a copy. It will provide you with research directions.

4. Then you will visit the sites to find important and interesting facts about dinosaurs and pictures to print out and color.

5. When you have collected your data, you will work with your partner to plan an exhibit that teaches others about your dinosaur. Be creative! You may wish to make a poster, diorama, mobile or scene with clay figures. Your exhibit must have labels and important facts.

6. When your exhibit is completely finished you and your partner will present it to the class. Be prepared to teach the class about your dinosaur. Remember, you are an expert now!

RESOURCES
Use these links

Triceratops nodding its head

Download and print DINOSAUR INFORMATION SHEET

Facts and Fiction

Zoom Dinosaur Questions

Kinetosaurs

Dinosaur Data Files

Dinosaur Activities

Learning Page

JUST FOR FUN
After you finish your exhibit visit these sites to do some fun activities.

Kids Domain

Zoom Dinosaur Quizzes.

Alfy Picks

CONCLUSION

Did you enjoy your trip back in time? I know that you learned a lot about dinosaurs. Now that you have become an expert on your dinosaur be sure to learn about the other dinosaurs in your museum by studying the other exhibits.

You will need Acrobat Reader for the DINOSAUR INFORMATION SHEET.

FREE DINOSAUR CLIP ART FROM BILLY BEAR 4 KIDS