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Dinosaurs – Teacher Resources

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


Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Measure Me!
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Dinosaur Poetry
Identify the Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Hunters
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaur Activities for Mathematics Class

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

Dinosaur Activities for Social Studies Class

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


Dinosaur Quiz

Art, Music, & Drama Activities on Dinosaurs

T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Make a Dinosaur
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Dinosaur Eggs
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
More Art, Music, & Drama Activities on Dinosaurs

Literature & Language Arts Resources on Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Facts Part I
Science Reading Warm-Up: Fossils
Poke & Look Learning Books
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Activity: Interpreting Dinosaur Characteristics from Their Names
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Teacher's Guide
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Rocks and Fossils Teacher's Guide
More Literature & Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Resources on Fossils

All About Fossils
Making Model Fossils
Activity: Radioactive Dating
Plate Tectonics Test
How Do Fossils Help Us Date Rocks?
Fossil Layers
Key Term Review: The Rock Record
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaur Science Activities

Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
Flying Dragon
Duckbill Dinosaur
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
Playing Prehistorics
Triceratops Cut-Out
More Dinosaur Science Activities


Dinosaur Facts
When Did the Dinosaurs Live?
Did Birds Evolve from Dinosaurs?
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Classification of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur News
More Dinosaur References


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
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, 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.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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