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Get your students excited about geology with lessons and printables about dinosaurs. Delve into this fascinating prehistoric world to learn all about these large, extinct reptiles from the Mesozoic era. References will provide your students with interesting facts about the Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops. You'll also find drawing activities and lessons for math and social studies to incorporate dinosaur activities across your curriculum. Also, keep in mind that October is International Dinosaur Month.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
Fossils Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Fossil
Eyewitness: Dinosaur
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science

Printable Worksheets & Activities

Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Measure Me!
Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Paper Plate Dinosaur
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Make a Dinosaur
Which Dinosaur Is Taller?
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

Which Dinosaur Is Taller?
Dinosaur Math
Dinosaurs Dot-to-Dot (1-20)
Great, Big Enormous Animals
Mixed Tables: Dinosaur Division
Math in Science: Scaly Models
Reading Numbers Dot-to-Dot
Mixed Tables: Dinosaur Division

Dinosaurs & Social Studies

Dyeing Dinosaur Eggs
Climate and Vegetation Regions
How Is Half-Life Used to Date Fossils?

Lesson Plans

Dinosaur Unit
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Making Fossils
Dinosaur Detectives
Dyeing Dinosaur Eggs
Great, Big Enormous Animals


Dinosaur Facts
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Classification of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur News
Tyrannosaurus Sue
Did Birds Evolve from Dinosaurs?
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Triceratops Cut-Out
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Science and Art: Dino Cubes
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
More Art Activities


All About Fossils
Fossil Layers
Science Reading Warm-Up: Fossils
Plate Tectonics Test
Making Fossils
Introducing Dinosaurs Word Power
Activity: Radioactive Dating
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

Dinosaur Poetry
Poke & Look Learning Books
Are There Living Dinosaurs?
Tea Rex Activity Sheets
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Rocks and Fossils Teacher's Guide
More Literature Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Writing about Dinosaurs
Poke & Look Learning Books
Dinosaur Bookmarks
Dinosaurs: Patterned Writing
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Dinosaur Unit
Which Dinosaur Is Taller?
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Triceratops Cut-Out
Making Fossils
Dinosaur Hunters
More Dinosaur Science Activities

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