Dinosaur WebQuest
 

Essential Understanding: All living things have unique characteristics.

Introduction | Task 1 | Task 2 | Task 3 | Extension | Process | Evaluation | Outcomes

Introduction
 
 

Today you are a paleontologist!  You and the rest of your team have recently discovered some dinosaur bones.  You believe they are most likely from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus or Velociraptor.  Your task is to gather information about those four types of dinosaurs so that you can identify the bones.

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The Process
You will make predictions, gather information, draw conclusions, and report your findings.

Task 1
 

First, you will need to print your investigation worksheet, so you can keep track of facts and clues about each dinosaur.

Next, you will take a look at the pictures below, and make predictions about which dinosaur is being represented..  All good paleontologists will look at the bones and use what they already know to draw conclusions.  When you have made good predictions, you may move to task 2.
 



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Task 2
 

You and your partners may decide to research different dinosaurs.  Click on the names below to gather the information you will need.
 
 
 


TYRANNOSAURUS
TRICERATOPS
STEGOSAURUS
VELOCIRAPTOR

 
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Task 3
 

 

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Extension

Choose the paper puppet link that matches the dinosaur you wrote about and print out the activity page.  Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor. Be sure to color it, cut it out and glue it together following the directions on the activity page.

More dinosaur activities.

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Evaluation
 
 
How Many Stars?
Did You Do The Computer Work?
Did You Do The Writing?
Printed worksheet
Made predictions
Looked at all links
Filled in worksheet
Printed TAP F sheet
Filled out TAP F sheet
Rough draft
Proofread
Peer edited
Typed final draft
Completed puppet
Printed worksheet
Made predictions
Looked at all links
Filled in worksheet
Printed TAP F sheet
Filled out TAP F sheet
Rough draft
Proofread
Peer edited
Printed worksheet
Made Predictions
Looked at all links
Filled in worksheet
Printed TAP F sheet
Rough draft 
Proofread

 

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Outcomes
Language Arts

Science:
   (3.3.7) Students will identify characteristics of plants and animals, including extinct organisms that enable them to live in specific environments.

Technology Indicators:
     (4.2) Students will design, develop, publish, and present products using technology
 resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and
 outside the classroom.
     (5.3) Students will employ technology tools to locate, evaluate, and collect information
 from a variety of sources. .

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   By Regina Windsor
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Last Updated August 2002