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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
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Make a Dinosaur
Dinosaur Poetry
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Put It Together: A Puzzle
Brontosaurus Cut-Out
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

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

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
Making Fossils
Dinosaur Detectives


Dinosaur Facts
Dinosaur Facts Part I
When Did the Dinosaurs Live?
Classification of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

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


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

Dinosaurs & Literature

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

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

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

Dinosaurs & Science

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

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Poptropica Teaching Guides
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