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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!
Make a Dinosaur
Paper Plate Dinosaur
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Dinosaur Math
Which Dinosaur Is Taller?
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

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

Dinosaurs & Social Studies

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

Lesson Plans

Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Making Fossils
Dinosaur Unit
Dinosaur Detectives


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

Dinosaurs & Art

Triceratops Cut-Out
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
Dinosaur Eggs
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
More Art Activities


All About Fossils
Plate Tectonics Test
Science Reading Warm-Up: Fossils
Fossil Layers
What Are Fossil Fuels?
Making Model Fossils
Key Term Review: The Rock Record
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

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

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Fossils Word Power
Introducing Dinosaurs Word Power
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
Dinosaur Bookmarks
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Dinosaur Quiz
Dinosaur Hunters
Duckbill Dinosaur
Playing Prehistorics
Flying Dragon
Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
More Dinosaur Science Activities

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

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Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.