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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
Dinosaur Poetry
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Make a Dinosaur
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Measure Me!
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

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

Dinosaurs & Social Studies

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

Lesson Plans

Dinosaur Unit
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Dinosaur Detectives
Making Fossils


Dinosaur Facts
Tyrannosaurus Sue
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Voice Heard Again
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Dinosaur Eggs
Tea Rex Activity Sheets
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
Triceratops Cut-Out
More Art Activities


All About Fossils
Introducing Dinosaurs Word Power
Geologic Time Scale and Reptile Skeletal Figures
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Making Model Fossils
Dinosaur News
Future Fossils
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

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

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Writing about Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
Dinosaurs: Patterned Writing
Dinosaur Bookmarks
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Dinosaur Quiz
Dinosaur Hunters
Playing Prehistorics
Flying Dragon
Duckbill Dinosaur
More Dinosaur Science Activities

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.