Ready, set, learn! This short dinosaur unit study gets you up close and personal with the world of dinosaurs. Mix and match the resources provided here to capture your child’s interest and share the basics about these prehistoric animals!
Online Reading About Dinosaurs
Zoom Dinosaurs: Use this online textbook to learn everything from the definition of dinosaur and extinction to dinosaur anatomy and classification.
Facts About Dinosaurs: Get the facts about T. rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and more!
Debunking Dinosaur Myths: How much do you really know about dinosaurs? Read some commonly spread myths about these prehistoric creatures to get the skinny.
BBC Nature–Dinosaurs: Explore various facts about dinosaurs and get news about the latest discoveries.
Books About Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld: Read about various types of dinosaurs and their sizes.
Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki: What’s a fossil? This book explains it all and provides colorful illustrations to help keep children interested
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) by Mary Pope Osborne: This book combines fantasy with facts as Jack and Annie travel back through time to see the dinosaurs.
Fossil Cast Project: Make your own fossil at home.
Draw T. rex: Learn how scientists figure out what dinosaurs looked like, and then draw T. rex!
Make a Paper Mache Dinosaur: Craft your own dinosaur out of paper mache.
The Age of the Dinosaurs Begins: Watch this video about early dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs 101: Watch this National Geographic video for insight into what we know about dinosaurs and what we still have to learn.
Stegosaurus v Allosaurus: What happens when Stegosaurus and Allosaurus square off? Watch this video to find out.
Free Dinosaur Printables:
Dinosaur Word Search: Practice dinosaur-related vocabulary and word search skills.
Dinosaur Flashcards: These printable flashcards provide facts about dinosaurs. Print and learn!
Dinosaur Printables: Print a range of dinosaur-themed worksheets. You don’t need a membership to print the samples.
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