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T-Rex skull and bones

Dinosaurs Theme

October is International Dinosaur Month. 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.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

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

Digital Books

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

Printable Worksheets & Activities

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

Dinosaurs & Math

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

Dinosaurs & Social Studies

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

Lesson Plans

Dinosaur Unit
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Making Fossils
Dinosaur Detectives

References

Dinosaur Facts
Dinosaur News
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Classification of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
Dinosaur Facts Part I
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

Which Dinosaur Is It?
Make a Dinosaur
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Triceratops Cut-Out
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Science and Art: Dino Cubes
Triceratops
More Art Activities

Fossils

All About Fossils
Fossil Layers
Plate Tectonics Test
What Are Fossil Fuels?
Making Model Fossils
Fossils Word Power
Introducing Dinosaurs Word Power
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

Dinosaur Poetry
Poke & Look Learning Books
Are There Living Dinosaurs?
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Rocks and Fossils Teacher's Guide
More Literature Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Writing about Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
Dinosaurs: Patterned Writing
Dinosaur Bookmarks
Activity: Interpreting Dinosaur Characteristics from Their Names
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Dinosaur Hunters
Dinosaur Eggs
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
Duckbill Dinosaur
Dinosaur Quiz
Playing Prehistorics
More Dinosaur Science Activities

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