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

Printable Worksheets & Activities

Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Measure Me!
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Science, Technology, and Society: Reptiles and Birds
Make a Dinosaur
Science Reading Warm-Up: Fossils
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

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

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
Dinosaur Detectives
Making Fossils


75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Voice Heard Again
Classification of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
Dinosaur Facts
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

Which Dinosaur Is It?
Triceratops Cut-Out
Science and Art: Dino Cubes
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Animal Web of Life
More Art Activities


All About Fossils
Plate Tectonics Test
What Are Fossil Fuels?
Fossil Layers
Tyrannosaurus Sue
Dinosaur News
Future Fossils
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

Poke & Look Learning Books
Dinosaur Poetry
Are There Living Dinosaurs?
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Rocks and Fossils Teacher's Guide
More Literature Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Dinosaurs: Patterned Writing
Writing about Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
Dinosaur Bookmarks
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Playing Prehistorics
Dinosaur Quiz
Making Model Fossils
Dinosaur Hunters
Flying Dragon
Dinosaur Eggs
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
More Dinosaur Science Activities

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