Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs - Lesson Plan Set for 1st Grade

This is a great set of lesson plans that involves collecting and interpreting data. Students will observe and classify rocks and fossils. Integrated hands-on math activities are included. This unit may take 5 to 7 weeks to complete. It was prepared by the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES.

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    Contents

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    Student Activity Workbook

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    Paleontology (American Museum of Natural History)

    A wonderful site with tons of activities, interviews and games.  Best feature: "Explore the Evidence" in which paleontologists explore different issues.

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    I Am a Paleontologist - They Might Be Giants w/Danny Weinkauf

    "I am a Paleontologist" may be the best paleontology video ever! By "They Might Be Giants."  Truly singable.  It rocks!  (which I guess is a pun).  3 minutes.

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    WHAT ARE FOSSILS?

    "What is a Fossil?" is an animated overview of how fossils are made. &nbsp;2 minutes, 35 seconds.<br><br>

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    How Much Do you Know About Dinosaurs?

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    Dinosaur Prezi

    Great Prezi that presents a quick overview of several key species.

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    Vocabulary and Handwriting Packet

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    How does this meet the Common Core?

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    How does this meet New York State standards?

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    How Fossils Are Formed

    Animation describes how fossils are formed. 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

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    Inventory Materials List

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    March of the Dinosaurs: Part 1

    Join Scar, a young Edmontosaurus as he embarks on his first migration across America to escape the twenty-four hour winter and to find the sun again, in March of the Dinosaurs! Part 1 of 6. &nbsp;14 minutes.

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    The Dino Directory - Natural History Museum

    A great website for students to explore. &nbsp;Major attractions: 3D renderings of selected dinosaurs; ability to zoom in on dinosaur parts; games.

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    Teacher's Manual.

    Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs

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    Dinosaur Train | PBS KIDS

    Learn all kinds of dinosaur facts, play games and watch videos from Dinosaur Train! By PBS Kids. &nbsp;Great, colorful animation. &nbsp;Nice "fieldbook." No ads.

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