It’s undeniable that most kids love dinosaurs. They’re the perfect blend of facts and mystery that really ignite the imagination. It also gets students thinking about really big numbers – from when dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago, to how big they were, and how much they weighed.
See the fact file below for more information on the Dinosaurs Curriculum or alternatively, you can download our 8-page Dinosaurs Curriculum worksheet pack to utilize within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Where to start
- Teaching about dinosaurs is also a great way to introduce kids to the sciences, like paleontology, which enhances thinking about biology, evolution and scientific thinking. Believe it or not, dinosaurs are also the perfect way to talk about modern issues, such as the consequences of mass extinction.
- So let’s dive in with our suggested dinosaur curriculum.
- Very often, your student(s) will have firm dinosaur favorites. So you can start with a worksheet pack on a particular dinosaur before moving on to other topics.
- It’s important to remember that many kids know a lot of facts about individual dinosaur species, from their size and weight, to whether they were carnivores or herbivores. But when teaching about dinosaurs, it’s a great opportunity to develop scientific inquiry and inferencing, develop understanding of deep time, and explore technologies and techniques for learning about dinosaur characteristics and possible behaviors, and much more. So, always try expand your kids’ love for a particular dinosaur into thinking about bigger things.
- How do you do that? You link interests with concepts so that you’re not focusing too closely on just statistics. For example, when learning about what a particular dinosaur ate, introduce the concept that animals need food to survive, that they occupy a niche in the food chain and ecosystem, and that they developed adaptations to survive.
- Animals leave traces of their existence behind. You can then make inferences about their behavior based on these traces. For example, sharp teeth would suggest they were a predator. You can also channel the topic of traces into fossils and paleontology, or into contemporary human issues like sustainability and pollution through the traces people leave behind them every day.
- Another fun avenue to explore is comparing dinosaurs to their living counterparts, for example, crocodiles, birds, and sharks. From there, you can examine evolution and adaptations to see how modern birds evolved from the likes of Archaeopteryx.
Dinosaurs Curriculum Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Dinosaurs Curriculum across 8 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Dinosaurs Curriculum worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the dinosaurs. They’re the perfect blend of facts and mystery that really ignite the imagination. It also gets students thinking about really big numbers – from when dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago, to how big they were, and how much they weighed.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Teaching about Dinosaurs
- Lesson Plan Template
- Suggested Worksheets
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Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.