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  1. Dinosaurs Sing Along Activity Book with CD: Songs That Teach Dinosaurs (Sing Along Activity Books) by Kim Mitzo Thompson, 2006-07-01

1. K-12 Resources
reclining Trex icon, Learning From the Fossil Record is a set of articles andclassroom activities using paleontology to teach major concepts in science.
Education is an important aspect of UCMP's mission, including efforts targeted at the K-12 level.
Classroom Activities and Lessons
Understanding Evolution is a comprehensive on-line resource developed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers. The site provides an informal on-line course covering essential science content, as well as a searchable database of resources for the classroom. Introduced in 2004. Explorations Through Time is a series of interactive, web-based educational modules that address topics such as fossils, the history of life, biological evolution, the science of paleontology and the scientific process. Learning From the Fossil Record is a set of articles and classroom activities using paleontology to teach major concepts in science. ISTAT Digital Curriculum Guide contains lessons in physical science, life science, and earth and space sciences for grade levels 6-8 and 9-12.

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of lesson plans designed to teach various components of the theory of classroom activities from the UC Berkeley site covering many different aspects of paleontology, from forams to

A collection of lesson plans designed to teach various components of the theory of evolution, from taxonomy to radioactive half-life dating. Text

Learning from the Fossil Record
A collection of classroom activities from the UC Berkeley site covering many different aspects of paleontology, from forams to dinosaurs. Text, graphics
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Content standards lessons address:
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Science News has launched a wonderful website to make science accessible to kids ages 9 to 13. There are kid-friendly news items, brain teasers, games, hands-on activities, and resources for teachers and parents. Science News for Kids will give students opportunities to get involved with science.
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4. GSA Annual Meeting - Denver 2002 - K-16 Activities
K16 Education Program. K-16 teachers, graduate students, and scientists Please join us for an exciting and diverse series of workshops (below) for educators at all grade levels. seafloor map poster and copies of the activities. Cost $10 experiences in using paleontology to teach science. Highlights include paleontology and scientific literacy
K-16 Education Program
K-16 teachers, graduate students, and scientists: Please join us for an exciting and diverse series of workshops (below) for educators at all grade levels. Plan to preregister to ensure your spot in the session of your choice. Meeting registration is required in addition to the course fee ($40 registration for K-12 professionals or for weekend-only workshop participation). Sign up for the
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High School

Graduate-level recertification credits from the Colorado School of Mines or the University of Colorado will be offered to participants in the workshops for an additional fee and a written assignment. Credit information will be available at the workshops. Look for the Share-a-thon in the Geoscience Education Division and Education Committee booths, #251-253, in the Exhibit Hall . If you would like to participate, please contact Julie Sexton
Exploring Plate Tectonics: A Hands-On Approach, Part I [601]
Sun., Oct. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cosponsored by National Association of Geoscience Teachers and Tasa Graphics, Inc. During this active hands-on and inquiry-based workshop, we will explore evidence for the structure of lithospheric plates and investigate seafloor spreading. Maps and models (including the Plate Tectonics 3-D Puzzle) will be used throughout the session. Participants will receive a seafloor map poster and copies of the activities.

5. Lesson Plans
a collection of lesson plans and activities to teach the subject of air quality in the California Museum of paleontology (UCMP), contains lesson plans, activities, and essays for
Lesson Plans and Activities
Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5). Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5) provides 130 mini-lesson plans for the elementary school covering a variety of science topics. Among these are microscope use, mapping constellations, water pollution, studying owl pellets and caterpillars to butterflies.
Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8). Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8) features 60 mini-lesson plans for many science topics covered in the middle school. Among these are weather forcasting, photosynthesis, building a psychrometer and "ph" and solvent activities.
Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12). Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12) offers 22 mini-Lessons plans suitable for the high school science. Among these are chemistry magic, a parallax experiment with candles, and a magnetic fields activity.
Access Excellence Activities Exchange. Access Excellence Activities Exchange contains an archive of hundreds of lessons and activities submitted by high school biology and life sciences teachers participating in the Access Excellence program. High school teachers will find the activities from the 1996 collection , the 1994-1995 collection , the 1996 Share-A-Thon collection , the partners collection , and the classic collection . Teachers can also search for individual activities from the Access Excellence archive. A new collection, "The Mystery Spot", will added in 1997.

6. Early Childhood Science
OLogy Learn a lot about astronomy, paleontology, and the ocean, and find other funyet educational activities. teach-nology - The Art and Science of teaching
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FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Early Childhood Education Subject Matter ... Activities and Quizzes on Science - Activities, games, and quizzes on a variety of science topics. Wonderful study aid for children aged 9-13.
  • Adventures in Science and Technology - Introduces chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. In English and French.
  • The Adventures of Echo the Bat - Follow Echo the Bat through the eyes of a satellite as he migrates through Arizona. Topics include false color satellite imagery, how scientist use these images to study habitats, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Interactive adventure game and activities for the classroom.
  • Alaska Science Forum - Groups of articles on a wide array of topics, like volcanos, geology, living in the North, bugs, weather, and pets. Lots of weird facts.
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  • 7. Paleontology Volunteer Certification Program - Utah Geological Survey
    ethics, and values of paleontology teach or interpret paleontology in an elementary way to general audiences such as school children. Understand paleontological activities

    about ugs geologic programs environmental sciences program / volunteer certification
    Paleontology Volunteer
    Certification Program
    The Utah Friends of Paleontology offers a certification program for volunteers which prepares them to work with professional paleontologists and to teach others in the community about the field. Objectives are to have each participant:
    • Develop a general knowledge of the history, laws, ethics, and values of paleontology.
    • Understand general geological principles and be able to recognize the formations and matrixes in which fossils are formed.
    • Achieve a basic ability to recognize and classify plant and animal fossils.
    • Be able to record paleontological site data on official forms.
    • Be able to assist a professional in a paleontological laboratory.
    • Be able to assist a professional in a paleontological excavation.
    • Be able to teach or interpret paleontology in an elementary way to general audiences such as school children.

    8. 4th And 5th Grades
    Several activities teach the concepts of electricity and static electricity In studying extinct animals (paleontology), the activities focus on the popular topic of dinosaurs

    9. MoS | Learn More | Lyman Science Library
    Anthropology and Archaeology. Architecture. Dinosaurs/paleontology. Earth Sciences. Ecology and Environment A collection of eight activities teach children about sounds and music
    Museum of Science members and New England teachers can borrow two CD-ROMs for two weeks at a time and can return them by mail. Available in the Lyman Library, Museum of Science Boston. Call 617-589-0170 for more info. Aeronautics and Astronomy

    Anthropology and Archaeology

    Aeronautics and Astronomy
    Astronomy: An Immersive Journey Through the Universe (Ages 10-up)
    Learn astronomy, hands-on, discover the universe, explore new scientific findings. Exploring the Solar System and Beyond (Ages 3-8)
    Takes children on a journey to the moon, the sun, and the planets, and shows how scientists use telescopes and spacecraft to learn about objects in the solar system and beyond. In English and Spanish. Lost in Space (Ages 7-11)
    As the leader of a Milky Way Project, your mission is to enter deep space and travel to a distant galaxy in search of planets that can support human life. The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System (Ages 6-10)
    A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to get a first-hand look at the major parts of the solar system. Not available for Macintosh. The Magic School Bus Lands on Mars (Ages 6-10)
    Engaging games, interesting facts, and stunning photographic images help teach children about Mars.

    10. DLESE Find A Resource > Subject: Paleontology
    It will teach students to identify different an outline, time required, materials,activities, and closure 2). Resource type Lesson plan. Subject paleontology.
    Results 41-50 of 378 = DLESE Reviewed Collection Tennis Shoe Detectives Submit a teaching tip This lesson is designed to teach elementary students to make observations and form hypotheses by using the concept of trace fossils. Using tennis shoes to create different track types and patterns, students write stories and draw conclusions about what kinds of activities might have created such track patterns... Full description This resource supports educational standards This resource is in these collections: DLESE Community Collection (DCC) Grade level: Intermediate (3-5) Primary (K-2) Resource type: Classroom activity Guide for instructor Subject: Paleontology Where Can I See the Sea? Submit a teaching tip This activity demonstrates to students how paleontologists put fossil evidence together allowing them to imagine what the Earth was like millions of years ago. Students are given certain fossils (drawings or real specimens) and must draw a map showing what environments were present when the fossils were living... Full description This resource supports educational standards This resource is in these collections: DLESE Community Collection (DCC) Grade level: Middle (6-8) Resource type: Classroom activity Guide for instructor Subject: Paleontology Two Kinds of Dinosaurs

    11. DLESE Find A Resource > Resource Type: Field Activity
    Subject Atmospheric science , Biology , Forestry , Geology , Hydrology , paleontology. Theseforestry lesson plans and field activities teach students how
    Results 71-80 of 97 = DLESE Reviewed Collection Pre-field Trip Activities: Environmental Ecosystems and Biospheres Submit a teaching tip These environmental lesson plans include: Singing for Wilderness, ideas for environmental songs; Create a Food Chain, instructions on creating blocks out of milk cartons and building them into a food chain pyramid; Common Ground, in which students visit places where habitats overlap to explore the concept of ecotones; and Spinning the Ecoweb, in which students discover the components and relationships of ecoregions and the role of ecosystem management... Full description This resource is in these collections: DLESE Community Collection (DCC) Grade level: High (9-12) Intermediate (3-5) Middle (6-8) Primary (K-2) Resource type: Classroom activity Field activity Lesson plan Subject: Ecology Environmental science Salt Creek Investigation Submit a teaching tip This project is designed to teach students about environmental quality and problems being faced in their own communities. It requires a nearby stream to do testing, so that students can visit the stream to measure discharge, organisms, etc. Students pool their data and develop a multi-media proposal for an intervention to improve the stream's water quality... Full description This resource supports educational standards This resource is in these collections: DLESE Community Collection (DCC) Grade level:

    12. SurfWax -- News And Articles On Paleontology
    Articles on paleontology from newspapers and magazines around the world. and Manual of Field paleontology, which can teach you, respectively, everything you how science works through activities in natural science and paleontology. ( National Geographic
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      Jun 09, 2004
      He is finishing his junior year at Willits High School and hopes to study paleontology at UC Davis. Brandon, who has no feeling below his neck, uses a wheelchair "when he can endure being in a wheelchair," Ruggieri said. ( Accidents Breaking News)
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      Fossil demonstrates life form of 580 m years old
      Jun 07, 2004
      Researcher Chen Junyuan of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology claimed this find has advanced the recorded history of bilaterian fossils, or fossils characterized by bilateral symmetry in organs, by 40 million years. Officially named "Vernanimalcula guizhouena," this life-form has provided valuable evidence of genetic innovations towards bilateral symmetry. (Xinhuanet, China)
      Earliest Bilateral Fossil Discovered
      Jun 06, 2004
      You and I would have to go scuba diving to see cnidarians and sponges," said in the Magazine release. Before this discovery, the earliest bilateral fossils were mollusk-like Kimberella, Ediacaran fossils that appeared about 20 to 30 million years before the Cambrian. "These fauna were soft a lot of them were just big flat sheets with compartments," according to Bottjer. "There were probably some bilaterians around. We just don't have much of a record. (Google News UK Technology)
      World's oldest bilaterian fossil found in China
      Jun 05, 2004

    activities Page Here s a list of teaching activities that can the popularity and intrigueof fossils, teachers can use paleontology to teach major concepts
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  • Boning Up on Fossil Features

  • Through an investigation of various dinosaurs, Grade 6-12 students explore the relationship between physical features and survival. They use a New York Times article as a starting point for their explorations.
  • Dinosaur Babies, Fossils, and Make Your Own Dinosaur

  • This lesson plan helps primary students to gain a better understanding of what fossils are and how to make their own. They will also identify dinosaurs and their babies.
  • Dinosaur Decisions

  • Instructions for an educational card game for grade one and two students in which the learner matches dinosaur names and attributes with the appropriate picture.
  • Dinosaur Discovery

  • A three week teaching unit for early elementary students.
  • Dinosaur Dig

  • Wooden dinosaur models are used with students in grades 3-12 to demonstrate a procedure a field paleontologist may use.
  • Dinosaur Quiz
  • An on-line dinosaur quiz covering basic dinosaur facts.
  • Dinosaurs
  • A unit for Kindergarten students from SEDL. Included is a unit overview and background information for the teacher, seven lessons and links to associated web sites on dinosaurs. Spanish translation is also provided.

    14. Dinosaur Paleontology
    exercises can be used as one(1) period activities. using the resources of severalmuseums of paleontology in the with the time and motivation to teach his or
    Dinosaur Paleontology
    Mark Stefanski
    Type of entry:
    • A unit outline that may be expanded into a summer field course.
    Type of activity:
    • Hands-on activity
    • Inquiry based unit
    • Possible off site activity.
    Target audience:
    • Life Science
    • Biology
    • Anatomy and Physiology.
    Background Information:
    Notes for Teacher: Until recently, dinosaurs were looked upon as sluggish, dim witted beasts dragging their tails in the swamps. With the commercialization of Jurassic Park, young people today have a very different view of dinosaur life, but what they probably do not understand is the process by which scientists have revised their interpretation of the fossil record. This unit is intended to help students engage in and appreciate the process by which we can use the fossil record to gain a better understanding of the life history of dinosaurs. Although the unit focuses on one particular group of organisms, it can serve as an introduction to the more general methods of paleontology. Moreover, it is designed to help students hone their skills in general hypothesis testing so that they will be better prepared for future inquiry into other areas of science. The unit, which I've expanded into a summer field course, does require a great deal of advanced preparation on the part of the instructor. However, tremendous resources exist for teachers to educate themselves about current trends in dinosaur paleontology, and with the help of several informative publications and videos, and the services of several excellent museums (including one accessible on the Internet), the needed background information can be gained more quickly than one might think.

    15. Teach For SCOPE - About Our Consultants
    his inservice programs is handson activities and projects has been using literatureto teach the Holocaust expertise is in dinosaur paleontology and regularly
    Professional Development Certificate Programs Community Service Conferences ... Instructors About Our Consultants SCOPE continues to seek consultants who are passionate about their disciplines , because we know such people are an inspiration. BIOS SUMMER/FALL 2000 CAROL ALBANO is Head of Children's Services at the Harborfields Public Library. A former teacher, Mrs. Albano works closely with the teachers in her school district. Her goal is to make the Public Library a valuable resource in curriculum planning. RICH BOWERS has taught Life Sciences in the Sachem School District for the past 28 years. He takes particular delight in implementing ideas that get students of the 90's excited about science. With a background in the marine sciences and a licensed captain, he uses his experience to mesh outdoor activities with indoor, hands-on activities. ALLAN BRIMER is currently a Math Specialist for the Freeport Public Schools and has been employed in that capacity for 13 years. For 12 years, he taught fifth grade. Mr. Brimer was an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College and currently teaches in the Gifted and Talented program at C.W. Post. He has been a conference presenter for Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association and was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers. TOM CASEY is Vice-President of the L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference and President of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. He taught English at Copiague H.S. for 31 years.

    16. Geology & Paleontology
    form the University of Arizona will teach you all Arizona Sedimentary Geology andPaleontology Resource This all part of this busy Flagstaff club s activities.
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    It's possible you could own beachfront property in Arizona, if you could just time-travel back to Mesozoic times. Learn all about Arizona's ocean history at this interesting site via the University of Arizona. Arizona Earthquake History
    Did you know that the first recorded quake in Arizona history rattled Flagstaff on January 25, 1907? This interesting page form the University of Arizona will teach you all about Northern Arizona's earthquake history, and other seismicity of Arizona facts and information. Arizona Earthquake Information Center
    The AEIC "collects and distributes information on Arizona earthquakes, and conducts research on them." This site provides recent Arizona earthquake bulletins and results of studies on seismic activity in Arizona. This site is from the Dept. of Geology at NAU.

    17. Burcham Links
    The Big Dig paleontology activities and fun facts. teachnology Lesson plans, printableworksheets, reviewed websites, rubrics, educational games, and more.
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    18. Hagerman Fossil Beds Paleontology & Biostratigraphy
    paleontology is the study of the remains of dead things The following exercise willteach students about how Handouts/activities These are links to access the
    suggested grade levels:
    view Idaho achievement standards for this lesson
    Stratigraphic columns are a means of presenting measured geologic sequences as a figure that is arranged with the youngest rock on top and the oldest rock on the bottom. Paleontology is the study of the remains of dead things. Fossils are found in different levels of rock. Scientists study these fossils and where they are fond in the rock layers to learn about the animal and the time it existed. The following exercise will teach students about how scientists go about finding this data. Procedure:
    Encourage your students to use the Digital Atlas.
    To get there: Click on Atlas Home, Geology, Parks and Monuments, Hagerman Fossil Beds, then on Start Monument Module . Have your students explore the Hagerman Fossil Beds site and encourage them to click on the pictures. Have them complete the following worksheet. (See handout sample) Handouts/Activities:
    These are links to access the handouts and printable materials.

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    We have a Monday evening workshop where we teach cutting and polishing The CMPB organisesa lot of activities in the domain of paleontology, Mineralogy and

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